Meaning of “hit the nail on the head” in the English Dictionary

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"hit the nail on the head" in British English

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hit the nail on the head

to describe exactly what is causing a situation or problem:

I think Mick hit the nail on the head when he said that what's lacking in this company is a feeling of confidence.

(Definition of “hit the nail on the head” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hit the nail on the head" in American English

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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)