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X marks the spot

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This is the place; here is the exact location: I pointed to the map and told her ''X marks the spot''

[1813+; fr the graphic convention of designating a precise location on a picture, map, etc, with an X; the date refers to the earliest example found where a particular place is marked with an X]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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X marks the spot

This mark shows the location, as in On the postcard, X marks the spot where we picked blueberries. Although the use of a cross or X is probably much older, this term was first recorded in 1813.
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