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    twenty-twenty

    hello,
    when we want to say something is perfect we use something like "ohh, it is four out of four" in my mother thongue (don't know exactly why-guess it has got something to do with music notes)

    is the english equivalent "twenty-twenty"?
    can we say "oh it is twenty-twenty"?
    and what is the story behind the number twenty?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: twenty-twenty

    20/20 is perfect eyesight; to have a perfect perception of something is to have 20/20 on it.

    Another expression is "hindsight is 20/20/" That means to look back on the (past) situation now, you can see it perfectly.

    I never should have bought that car.
    Well, hindsight is 20/20. You didn't know then that it had been in a wreck.

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