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hit the nail on the head

Definition of hit the nail on the head

informal

  1. :  to be exactly right <He hit the nail on the head with that analysis.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to reach with or as if with a blow

    :  to come in contact with

    :  to strike (as a ball) with an object (as a bat, club, or racket) so as to impart or redirect motion

  1. :  an act or instance of hitting or being hit

    :  a stroke of luck

    :  a great success

nailplay
  1. :  a horny sheath protecting the upper end of each finger and toe of humans and most other primates

    :  a structure (as a claw) that terminates a digit and corresponds to a nail

    :  a slender usually pointed and headed fastener designed to be pounded in

  1. :  to fasten with or as if with a nail

    :  to fix in steady attention

    :  catch, trap

headplay
  1. :  the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth

    :  the seat of the intellect :  mind

    :  a person with respect to mental qualities

  1. :  of, relating to, or intended for the head

    :  principal, chief

    :  situated at the head

  1. :  behead

    :  to put a head on :  fit a head to

    :  to form the head or top of



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