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    Cool Hit nail on the head

    Hi. I need the info for a project of mine. There are pieces of a jigsaw puzzle thrown about on the floor. So, if you put all the pieces together in the proper way and get a whole picture, can you say that you hit nail on the head? Iím not sure whether that would be in the spirit of English language. Thanks for any opinion that you could give me, particularly if youíre 100% sure.

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    Default Re: Hit nail on the head

    When you hit the nail on the head, you have given a response or offered an insight that is exactly right.

    See here: Hit the nail on the head - Idiom Definition - UsingEnglish.com

    It is not suitable to use for assembling a jigsaw puzzle.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Hit nail on the head

    You might say that you nailed it.

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    Default Re: Hit nail on the head

    "Solved the puzzle" is another idiom you can use.

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    Default Re: Hit nail on the head

    Except it's literal and not idiomatic in this case, as is "able to see the big picture."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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