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    What does "off-the-nose" mean?

    found it in an essay by Stanley Kubrick, the sentence is:

    "And from this he can invent action which will be an objective correlative of the book's psychological content, will accurately dramatise this in an implicit, off-the-nose way without resorting to having the actors deliver literal statements of meaning."

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    Re: off-the-nose?

    It means nothing to me. The closest phrase I know is "off-the-cuff" meaning "not planned", "with no preparation" or "improvised".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: off-the-nose?

    You will find examples of "on and off the nose" dialogue here.

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