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Definition of "on the nose" []

  • Used other than as an idiom: see on,‎ nose. (adjective)
  • Exact; precise; appropriate. (adjective)
  • Smelly, malodorous; often used figuratively. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "on the nose" in a sentence
  • "The pianist Aloys Schmitt has been flipped on the nose by the critics, although he is already over forty years old, and composes eighty-years-old music."
  • "The boat - stretcher caught him fairly on the nose -- it was the bo's'n -- and the mutiny began."
  • "While the sight of a moose-bird almost invariably put him into the wildest of rages; for he never forgot the peck on the nose he had received from the first of that ilk he encountered."
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