hit the bull's-eye

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  1. tv.
    and hit the bull's-eye. to be exactly right. (See also ring the bell.) : You really hit the spot with that prediction.
  2. tv.
    to be refreshing. : I want something hot—some coffee would really hit the bull's-eye.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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hit the bull's-eye

Also, hit the mark or the nail on the head. Be absolutely right, as in Your remark about finances hit the bull's-eye, or Jane hit the mark with her idea for shuffling personnel, or The governor's speech on attracting new businesses hit the nail on the head. The round black center of a target has been called a bull's-eye since the 17th century; mark similarly alludes to a target; and the analogy to driving home a nail by hitting it on its head dates from the 16th century. Also see off the mark.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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