HyperDic: on_the_nose

English > 2 senses of the expression on the nose:
ADJECTIVEallon the nose, on the buttonbeing precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion
ADVERBallon the nose, precisely, exactly, on the dot, on the buttonjust as it should be
English > on the nose: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningprecise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion.
Example"his guess was on the nose"
Synonymon the button
Broaderprecisesharply exact or accurate or delimited
English > on the nose: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningJust as it should be.
Synonymsprecisely, exactly, on the dot, on the button
Spanishexactamente

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