to hit the nail on the head



Idiom Definition

"to hit the nail on the head"

to be exactly correct

Idiom Definition - to hit the nail on the head

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to hit the nail on the head

A nursing supervisor is making the shift schedule for the coming month. She has been working on the schedule for a couple of hours but is having trouble to complete it. The supervisor takes the schedule to the manager to ask for help ...

Manager:  How can I help?

Supervisor:  I'm having some trouble making the shift schedule for the nurses for next month.

Manager:  Let me have a look.  First, let us identify the problem?

Supervisor:  Well, there are more shifts than there are nurses to fill the shifts.

Manager:  There, you've hit the nail on the head.  Now, we need to identify a solution.


Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to hit the nail on the head

Victor and Bruce are out test driving the race car they have been working on. The car is not running well. The two teenage boys stop the car. They raise the hood and are looking in the engine compartment for the cause of the trouble ...

Victor:  What do you suppose the problem is?

Bruce:  I'm not sure, but let's have a look.

Victor:  Look, there is a loose spark plug wire, plain as day.

Bruce:  Oh ya.  You hit the nail on the head.  Good job!



to hit the nail on the head - Usage:

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to hit the nail on the head - Gerund Form:

Hitting the nail on the head can provide a feeling of satisfaction and pride.

to hit the nail on the head - Examples:

1)  I hit the nail on the head when I identify the exact problem.

2)  You hit the nail on the head when you speak the truth.

3)  He hits the nail on the head when he sees the perfect solution.

4)  She hits the nail on the head when she correctly identifies the absolute perfect accessories for her outfit.

5)  The government hits the nail on the head when it listens to the people.

6)  We hit the nail on the head when we perfectly predict our opponents play.

7)  You (all) hit the nail on the head when you see the perfect solution.

8)  They hit the nail on the head when they solve the math problem precisely.

9)  Muu you really hit the nail on the head, well put.

10)  Jim, you have really hit the nail on the head better than anybody, and that is the truth.

11)  I don't know what or how it works but you hit the nail on the head with your question to the complainers.

12)  I must agree with you and say you hit the nail on the head here.

13)  It is totally unexplainable, but you totally hit the nail on the head with this post!

14)  You hit the nail on the head, regardless of what my colleagues say.

15)  Wow, you hit the nail on the head. That is the exact reason that all of that happened

16)  You and your lawyers have hit the nail on the head when you note that you have to show causation.

17) You hit the nail on the head. It's all about the money. 

18)  You hit the nail on the head with this video. The movie was terrible.

19)  Your wrap up hit the nail on the head and highlighted one of Android's key strengths: choice.

20)  You are right on the money and you hit the nail on the head... apathy and rebelliousness has sent our country down the tubes.