Hit the nail on the head

Nicole H. Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

In today’s English Idioms for Newcomers, let’s take a look at this expression: “hit the nail on the head.”

What does “hit the nail on the head” mean?

“Hit the nail on the head” means:

  • Do or say something exactly right


  • I think Maria hit the nail on the head with her comment about the impact of vacation on workers’ productivity.
  • The decorations at Sarah’s wedding reception hit the nail on the head. Who was her wedding planner?

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