Definition of sweet spot in English:

sweet spot

noun

informal
  • 1The point or area on a bat, club, or racket at which it makes most effective contact with the ball:

    ‘a bigger sweet spot forgives off-centre hits’
    • ‘To see if you're hitting the ball on the sweet spot, sprinkle baby powder on the clubface before hitting a shot.’
    • ‘High school and college hitters who use aluminum bats often develop longer, less efficient swings because the bats' larger sweet spots give them greater margin for error.’
    • ‘There's something about the feel of being positioned well and having the ball hit the sweet spot and then arc perfectly over the net past my opponent.’
    • ‘From the ensuing free-kick, Cristiano Ronaldo hits the sweet spot and brings a smart save out of Blazek, who can only parry his effort.’
    • ‘From beginner to tour professional, the aim is the same: hit the ball on the sweet spot in the middle of the clubface.’
    • ‘He says the cold weather also helps because it makes him concentrate on hitting the ball on the sweet spot of the bat.’
    • ‘Cue balls also have sweet spots that radiate outward from the center.’
    • ‘The more often you hit the ball on the sweet spot of the club, the better your shots will be.’
    • ‘Hitters growing up swinging aluminum bats have a greater degree of error when they switch to wood because of the smaller sweet spot on a wooden bat.’
    • ‘I can hit the ball a little off the sweet spot and put one out of the park.’
    • ‘The research has concentrated on increasing the all-important sweet spot, the area where the batsmen experiences least impact when the ball is struck.’
    • ‘The ball, struck solidly on the very sweet spot of the club, traveled straight to the flag with a matchless trajectory.’
    • ‘The sensation is great when you hit the sweet spot and you do have better control and feedback.’
    • ‘Tennis-elbow-addled fans admired stars like Borg and McEnroe because they knew how tough it was to hit accurate, firm strokes with wooden rackets with tiny sweet spots.’
    • ‘These are not alarming issues, but Henson aims the ball some and doesn't always put it in the sweet spot.’
    • ‘Hernandez's strength allows him to muscle shots even when he doesn't put the bat's sweet spot on the ball.’
    • ‘It would have been a peach if he'd hit the sweet spot.’
    • ‘A sinker is harder to get just the right contact on the sweet spot.’
    • ‘Time it correctly, and you'll hit the sweet spot of the ball, launching it farther down the course.’
    • ‘For the St. Louis Cardinal slugger, the sweet spot is a fast ball pitched to the lower-right corner of the strike zone.’
    1. 1.1 An optimum point or combination of factors or qualities:
      ‘the market may have reached its sweet spot, with prices high enough to encourage sellers but still low enough to promise a good return’
      • ‘That puts Juniper, with its focus on telecoms, in the sweet spot for revenue growth.’
      • ‘Scott believes he has found the Japanese market's sweet spot - and, in the last quarter, it was hard to doubt him.’
      • ‘Growth has settled into the 2 % to 3 % range that many experts consider the country's sweet spot.’
      • ‘The economy is in a sweet spot that should keep inflation at bay for some time.’
      • ‘While the market for non-chocolate candy has reached relative maturity, sweet spots in the industry still burst with opportunity.’
      • ‘He is in a very sweet spot as consumer brands and entertainment continue to converge.’
      • ‘Auctioneer Richard Estes sees three sweet spots with appeal to different audiences.’
      • ‘Indeed, chances are traditional agencies and interactive shops will continue to resemble each other as each tries to find the sweet spot in the digital economy.’
      • ‘The trick for execs is finding that sweet spot between fighting new technologies and pushing into digital delivery.’
      • ‘We're reaching the point in the cycle that marks the sweet spot for the equity market.’
      • ‘The $2 billion outfit's "sweet spot," he says, is people with a net worth closer to $1 million than $1 billion.’
      • ‘The sweet spot, it turned out, was in harnessing the technology they had created to help other doctors run their practices.’
      • ‘Various studies have been conducted, but the "sweet spot" seems to be around eight to 15 hedge funds.’
      • ‘The stock market celebrates being in a "sweet spot" of solid growth and stable low interest rates.’
      • ‘After basking in a sweet spot for quite a while, the banks may be headed for a rough patch.’
      • ‘His job is to find the sweet spot between the creative and the financial sides.’
      • ‘This month's issue will help you identify financial warning signs and the sweet spots in this sour economy.’

Pronunciation

sweet spot