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Hit the Nail on the Head

The phrase ‘Hit the Nail on the Head’ refers to doing or saying something that is precisely right.

Example of Use: “You’ve spotted the flaw, Sally. You hit the nail on the head.”

Interesting fact about Hit the Nail on the Head

The origin of the idiom 'hit the nail on the head' is carpentry, although no one is certain when it was first used. This analogy is a wonderfully straightforward one; missing the nail when hammering is imprecise and can cause damage to the surface beneath the hammer. Hitting the nail on the head leads to the desired results.

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