Audio: Hitting the nail on the head

Audio: Hitting the nail on the head

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John Millen used to teach English and French in a secondary school in the UK. He believes telling others about a good book is a brilliant thing to do.

If you want to hang a picture on the wall, you need to hammer in a nail to make sure it goes in straight, you must hit it on the flat end, known as the “head”. And there we have the origins of the expression ‘to hit the nail on the head’.

If you tell someone they have hit the nail on the head, you are telling them that something they have just said is absolutely right.

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