Definition of spot on in English:

spot on

adverb & adjective

  • Completely accurate or accurately.

    as adjective ‘your reviews are spot on’
    • ‘That's just so spot on, it's not funny and hilarious at the same time.’
    • ‘Costner's delivery is spot on as the court case progresses.’
    • ‘The word ‘classic’ doesn't mean that any of them are particularly well known, but as an indicator of quality it's spot on.’
    • ‘The bow-tie, cockney accent and affected intimacy with the great are all spot on.’
    • ‘The timing and placement of particular pieces is also spot on, and lead the audience through such a tragic event by softening it with humour.’
    • ‘I have family from the area in which the film was shot and the way of speaking the characters adopted was spot on.’
    • ‘But The Usual Suspects just seems too spot on for it to be anything else.’
    • ‘The writing is spot on, with characters, situations and dialogue that are, unfortunately, all too believable.’
    • ‘So I watched them shooting it for a few days, just checking that Paul was playing me right, and he seemed to be spot on.’
    • ‘The casting for each of these characters was spot on perfect, especially in the case of Richards, who becomes something of a parody of her own image by the end of the film.’
    • ‘Starting on a positive note, the acting, action sequences and design work were all spot on.’
    • ‘Colors appear accurate, while flesh tones look spot on.’
    • ‘The writers and directors have got it spot on in Series Three.’
    • ‘I think the smug thing is spot on, I really can't stand the guy and I don't know why.’
    • ‘This is absolutely spot on and sadly remains as true today as it was then.’
    • ‘It's a short scene (of course) but it is so spot on perfect that it makes you wish Lucas had included more scenes like this one in the movie.’
    • ‘I thought it was a little slow but the characterization was spot on.’
    • ‘If you're a northern guy about our age, all the reference points are spot on - you can't not like him.’
    • ‘I know some people though it was a bit slow to get started, but I thought the pace was spot on.’
    • ‘If people's musical tastes were a mirror of themselves, you'd be pretty spot on in feeling that everybody had gone just a little crazy.’
    accurate, correct, right, perfect, exact, unerring, so as to hit the nail on the head
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