Hit The Nail on The Head

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Hit The Nail on The Head : Phrases


To do or say the most fitting thing; to cut through extraneous details and come right to the point.


When the interviewer asked him what two plus two was, Jared hit the nail right on the head by answering What do you want it to be?


This 16th century expression relates to hitting a nail properly (squarely on the head), and alludes to communicating effectively, or being to the point. On the other hand, a bad hit (which bends the nail) is like rambling which fails to get to the crux of the matter at hand.

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