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Meaning of “hit on/upon sth” - Learner’s Dictionary

hit on/upon sth

phrasal verb with hit     /hɪt/ verb ( present participle hitting, past tense and past participle hit)
to have a good idea, especially one that solves a problem: We hit upon the idea of writing to the mayor to ask for his help.Solving and solutions
Translations of “hit on/upon sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 突然想到, 碰巧想出…
in Russian приходить в голову…
in Turkish birden aklına gelmek, bulmak, keşfetmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 突然想到, 碰巧想出…
in Polish wpaść na coś…
(Definition of hit on/upon sth from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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