Verbal Ability - Idioms and Phrases - Discussion

Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No.17)

Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.

17. 

To hit the nail right on the head

[A]. To do the right thing
[B]. To destroy one's reputation
[C]. To announce one's fixed views
[D]. To teach someone a lesson
[E]. None of these

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

To do exactly the right thing; to do something in the most effective and efficient way.

Prashant Ambadekar said: (Jun 27, 2010)  
means exactly what one wants to say or to do the thing exactly.

Vicky said: (May 23, 2013)  
To hit the nail on the head means to say to do exactly the right thing.

Soniya said: (Sep 24, 2014)  
To do exactly the right thing; to do something in the most effective and efficient way.

Ashish said: (Sep 26, 2014)  
To hit the nail right on the head means take a right decision and nail it i.e. sticking to it.

Abic said: (Aug 5, 2019)  
Thanks @Soniya.

Prakash Pk said: (Sep 3, 2019)  
Right thing is to hit the nail in its head so that it will directly stuck in the wall. So its simple to do the right thing if you hit the nail in wrong direction then everyone knows what will be next.

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