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sweet spot

Sports. the spot on a club, racket, bat, etc., where a ball is most effectively hit.
Origin of sweet spot
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ring of dust lies in the sweet spot for liquid water.
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  • Sometimes the surgeon never quite finds a patient's sweet spot.
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  • Optimists argue that the markets are now in a sweet spot.
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British Dictionary definitions for sweet spot

sweet spot

(sport) the centre area of a racquet, golf club, etc, from which the cleanest shots are made
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for sweet spot



sweetheart, sweetie • A term of endearment: I'll get it for you, sweets (1930+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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