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British pronunciation/ɒnðə nˈəʊz/
American pronunciation/ɑːnðə nˈoʊz/
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used for emphasizing the correctness or accuracy of something

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on the nose definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "on the nose" and when to use it?

The idiom "on the nose" has origins in horse racing. In this context, "on the nose" referred to a bet placed on a horse to win, with the expectation that the chosen horse would cross the finish line first. The term gradually evolved to describe something that is precise, accurate, or exactly right, similar to predicting the winner of a race. People use the phrase "on the nose" to mean that something is exactly correct or accurate without any deviation or error.

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being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion

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