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English definition of “hit the nail on the head”

hit the nail on the head

to be exactly right about something: I think David hit the nail on the head when he said that kids won't want to buy this product.
(Definition of hit the nail on the head from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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