Meaning of “does what it says on the tin” in the English Dictionary

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"does what it says on the tin" in British English

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does what it says on the tin

UK informal

If something does what it says on the tin, it does exactly what it is intended to do:

The hotel does exactly what it says on the tin and offers customers a relaxing break.

(Definition of “does what it says on the tin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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