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"hit the nail on the head" in British English

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hit the nail on the head

to ​describeexactly what is ​causing a ​situation or ​problem: I ​thinkMick 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)

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hit the nail on the head

to be ​exactlyright about something: I ​thinkDavid 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)
Translations of “hit the nail on the head”
in Chinese (Simplified) 说中要害,说到点子上…
in Turkish tam üstüne basmak, tam isabet ettirmek, taşı gediğine koymak…
in Russian попасть в точку…
in Chinese (Traditional) 說中要害…
in Polish trafić w samo sedno…
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