Idiom:  hit the nail on the head

Meaning 

Idiom:  hit the nail on the head

  • to do or say something exactly right or true

Example sentences

— You hit the nail on the head with your proposal at the staff meeting yesterday.

— Your comments about the lack of funding for after-school programs really hit the nail on the head.

— The committee's comments about the threats to the environment hit the nail on the head.

— Lady Gaga's costume for the Met Gala really hit the nail on the head for this year's theme.

— The decorations for the prom hit the nail on the head. Who organized the preparations?

— I couldn't have said it better. You hit the nail on the head.

— Nadia Comaneci's Olympic routine hit the nail on the head and she scored the first perfect 10 at the 1976 games.

— This launch better hit the nail on the head or we'll be out of business before we even start.


Synonyms

  • acquit oneself well / honorably / admirably
  • a hard / tough act to follow
  • do someone proud
  • kick (some) ass / butt  [slang expression] 
  • perform / work miracles
  • steal the show

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