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    hit it on the nose

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “But why do you suppose this one took six hours, and this one three months? – you probably felt like painting when you did the quick one, and were getting fed up when you did the other.”
    “You have hit it on the nose.”

    hit it on the nose = hit the mark = hit the bull’s eye

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: hit it on the nose

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    “But why do you suppose this one took six hours, and this one three months? – you probably felt like painting when you did the quick one, and were getting fed up when you did the other.”
    “You have hit it on the nose.”

    hit it on the nose = hit the mark = hit the bull’s eye

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Your interpretation is correct.

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