on the dot

Definition of on the dot

informal

  1. :  exactly at a particular time She arrived at 3 o'clock on the dot. I expect you to be here on the dot of 5.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a small spot :  speck

    :  a small round mark: such as

    :  a small point made with a pointed instrument

  1. :  to mark with a dot

    :  to intersperse with dots or objects scattered at random

    :  to make a dot

  1. :  dowry


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