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Idioms

hit the nail on the head

This page is about the idiom hit the nail on the head

Meaning

If you hit the nail on the head, you describe the exact nature of something such as a problem, a solution, or a situation.

For example

  • Bernie hit the nail on the head when he said the team's problem is that the players don't have confidence in one another.

  • You really hit the nail on the head when you said that Gina needs to stop worrying about making mistakes when she speaks English.

Quick Quiz

We all thought Karin had hit the nail on the head when she

a. said the real issue was money

b. couldn't remember our names

c. sang a beautiful love song

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Contributor: Matt Errey