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a spot-on impersonation

Examples of spot-on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His stylistic choices can be spot-on or self-conscious in their artifice, but his debut feature reveals a talent to watch. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Feb. 2024 But both Fargo and True Detective have compelling plots and often attract major stars who deliver spot-on performances. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 Emmy-winning actor Sterling K. Brown is looking back at the time Common pulled a fast one on him over his spot-on impression of the rapper on Saturday Night Live back in 2018. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 15 Feb. 2024 It had been toasted at some point, but not for the final assembly of the otherwise spot-on chicken sandwich. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Bennett is a British breakout actor maintaining a spot-on accent. USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2024 Thanks to a magnetic onscreen presence and spot-on instincts, her talent is overflowing. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 8 Feb. 2024 Swift has become a mainstay for the Chiefs both at home and on the road, making headlines for everything from her spot-on swag surfing to her amazing style, often repping Kelce's jersey number, 87. Brittany Talarico, Peoplemag, 21 Jan. 2024 He’s recognized as one of MLB’s most talented impersonators, including spot-on imitations of movie characters Ron Burgundy, Ace Ventura and Forrest Gump. The Enquirer, 13 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spot-on was in 1936

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“Spot-on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spot-on. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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