Saturday, January 12, 2013

KEy WORDPOWER : "ON THE NOSE"

Today's Phrase
"ON THE NOSE"


If something is 'on the nose', it is exactly right. The phrase is often used when talking about numbers or money, as shown in the examples.

Examples

A: How much do you think my new TV cost?
B: £300?
A: Yes, on the nose! It cost £300.

A: Your mother must be about 60 years old?
B: You got it on the nose. She's 60. But I don't think she looks that old.
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NOTE:
*Get up someone's nose. If someone or something gets up your nose, it annoys you.

>Mary is always talking about her wonderful prize-winning dog. To be honest it gets up my nose.

>It gets up my nose when people play their music loudly on public transport.

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