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ON THE NOSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does on the nose mean? 

ON THE NOSE (adjective)
  The adjective ON THE NOSE has 1 sense:

1. being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion

  Familiarity information: ON THE NOSE used as an adjective is very rare.


ON THE NOSE (adverb)
  The adverb ON THE NOSE has 1 sense:

1. just as it should be

  Familiarity information: ON THE NOSE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ON THE NOSE (adjective)


Sense 1on the nose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion

Synonyms:

on the button; on the nose

Context examples:

his guess was on the nose / the prediction for snow was right on the button

Similar:

precise (sharply exact or accurate or delimited)


ON THE NOSE (adverb)


Sense 1on the nose [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Just as it should be

Synonyms:

on the button; on the dot; on the nose; exactly; precisely

Context example:

'Precisely, my lord,' he said


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