hit the nail on the head

(verb) to say the exact right thing

Example Sentences:

Teacher: So, what’s the correct answer?
Student: 12?
Teacher: Good job, student. You hit the nail on the head.

Our boss loves you, because you have a way of always hitting the nail on the head. You know how to say the right things!

A: Did you hear about Wendy and John?
B: Let me guess, they are getting a divorce?
A: Wow, you hit the nail on the head. How did you know?

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