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You nailed that right on the head

This one comes to us courtesy of CBS Sports.   Mike Carey, the “CBS Officiating Expert” on the NFL, said this beauty during the Denver-Kansas City game.  This is a congruent conflation of  “hit the nail on the head”  and “nailed it”, both meaning to do exactly the right thing.  This is a particular good one, as it is subtle and combines phrases with the same meaning.  Some of the confusion lies in the visual of hammering a nail on its head.   It is similar to “You hit it right on the nail”, reported on 8/29/12 in this website.  A big thank you to Mike Kovacs for reporting this one!

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4 Comments on “You nailed that right on the head”

  1. Tina Manatos says:

    This is great! I especially like the visual. Where in the world do you find all of these malaphors??

  2. jcosjunk@gmail.com says:

    Pure genius on this one. One of the best I’ve heard!

    Sent from my iPhone


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