hit the nail on the head

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hit the nail on the head (third-person singular simple present hits the nail on the head, present participle hitting the nail on the head, simple past and past participle hit the nail on the head)

  1. (idiomatic) To identify something exactly; to arrive at exactly the right answer.
    He hit the nail on the head when he said the problem was the thermostat.

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