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    spot on

    "Spot on" seems to be a British expression.
    I wonder what is the American equivalent.
    "Exactly"?
    Thank you.

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    Re: spot on

    We`also have 'dead right', 'bang on', etc

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    Re: spot on

    Thank you very much, todol.
    I wonder if they are used in other countries also - 'dead right', 'bang on'.

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    Re: spot on

    Dead right is used by North American speakers. Bang on, hmm. I believe it's more of a British English idiom.

    North American synonyms for spot on are, that's exactly right, right on (target), and more, depending on the context. What's your context?

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    Re: spot on

    Thank you very much. At such a forum as this, if I said "Is the American equivalent of 'spot on' 'exactly'?", then someone might say "(Exactly is) spot on."

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