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’
    • ‘For the St. Louis Cardinal slugger, the sweet spot is a fast ball pitched to the lower-right corner of the strike zone.’
    • ‘The ball, struck solidly on the very sweet spot of the club, traveled straight to the flag with a matchless trajectory.’
    • ‘Hernandez's strength allows him to muscle shots even when he doesn't put the bat's sweet spot on the ball.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It would have been a peach if he'd hit the sweet spot.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The sensation is great when you hit the sweet spot and you do have better control and feedback.’
    • ‘He says the cold weather also helps because it makes him concentrate on hitting the ball on the sweet spot of the bat.’
    • ‘The more often you hit the ball on the sweet spot of the club, the better your shots will be.’
    • ‘The research has concentrated on increasing the all-important sweet spot, the area where the batsmen experiences least impact when the ball is struck.’
    • ‘I can hit the ball a little off the sweet spot and put one out of the park.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Time it correctly, and you'll hit the sweet spot of the ball, launching it farther down the course.’
    • ‘These are not alarming issues, but Henson aims the ball some and doesn't always put it in the sweet spot.’
    • ‘To see if you're hitting the ball on the sweet spot, sprinkle baby powder on the clubface before hitting a shot.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cue balls also have sweet spots that radiate outward from the center.’
    • ‘From beginner to tour professional, the aim is the same: hit the ball on the sweet spot in the middle of the clubface.’
    • ‘A sinker is harder to get just the right contact on the sweet spot.’
    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’
      • ‘The $2 billion outfit's "sweet spot," he says, is people with a net worth closer to $1 million than $1 billion.’
      • ‘Various studies have been conducted, but the "sweet spot" seems to be around eight to 15 hedge funds.’
      • ‘This month's issue will help you identify financial warning signs and the sweet spots in this sour economy.’
      • ‘The stock market celebrates being in a "sweet spot" of solid growth and stable low interest rates.’
      • ‘The economy is in a sweet spot that should keep inflation at bay for some time.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Growth has settled into the 2 % to 3 % range that many experts consider the country's sweet spot.’
      • ‘The trick for execs is finding that sweet spot between fighting new technologies and pushing into digital delivery.’
      • ‘Scott believes he has found the Japanese market's sweet spot - and, in the last quarter, it was hard to doubt him.’
      • ‘The sweet spot, it turned out, was in harnessing the technology they had created to help other doctors run their practices.’
      • ‘That puts Juniper, with its focus on telecoms, in the sweet spot for revenue growth.’
      • ‘We're reaching the point in the cycle that marks the sweet spot for the equity market.’
      • ‘Auctioneer Richard Estes sees three sweet spots with appeal to different audiences.’
      • ‘His job is to find the sweet spot between the creative and the financial sides.’
      • ‘While the market for non-chocolate candy has reached relative maturity, sweet spots in the industry still burst with opportunity.’
      • ‘After basking in a sweet spot for quite a while, the banks may be headed for a rough patch.’
      • ‘He is in a very sweet spot as consumer brands and entertainment continue to converge.’

Pronunciation

sweet spot