on the beam/mark

Definition of on the beam/mark

informal

  1. :  exactly correct His description of the problem was right on the beam.

Word by Word Definitions

beamplay
  1. :  a long piece of heavy often squared timber suitable for use in construction

    :  a wood or metal cylinder in a loom on which the warp (see 1warp 1a) is wound

    :  the part of a plow to which handles, standard, and coulter are attached

  1. :  to emit in beams or as a beam (see 1beam 2)

    :  to support with beams (see 1beam 1)

    :  to transmit especially by satellite :  broadcast

markplay
  1. :  a boundary land

    :  a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

    :  something (such as a line, notch, or fixed object) designed to record position

  1. :  to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of

    :  to plot the course of :  chart

    :  to designate as if by a mark

  1. :  any of various old European units of weight used especially for gold and silver

    :  a unit equal to about eight ounces (248 grams)

    :  a unit of value:


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