Definition of hit the nail on the head in US English:

hit the nail on the head

phrase

  • Find exactly the right answer.

    • ‘He hits the nail on the head with the current situation.’
    • ‘And the piece you sent me really hits the nail on the head.’
    • ‘These guys seem to have a knack for hitting the nail on the head, and their newest creation is as short and sweet as they come.’
    • ‘He also hits the nail on the head about another pet peeve - the substitution of rage with the therapeutic impulse.’
    • ‘And north of the Border, Professor John Haldane hits the nail on the head.’
    • ‘I think what that juror just said hits the nail on the head.’
    • ‘I believe that Bernard's comment hits the nail on the head.’
    • ‘This piece by Martin in UWS hits the nail on the head.’
    • ‘Mark Grahame hits the nail on the head with his comments about the new breed of ultra-loud fireworks.’
    • ‘Your analysis of the Dutch motives for voting no in the referendum hits the nail on the head.’