You put your finger on the nail

2020 has started off on the right foot, malaphor wise.   On New Year’s Day, Christiane Amanpour said this beauty on CNN’s “New Day”.   Let’s go to the transcript:

http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/2001/01/nday.04.html

It is a congruent conflation of “put your finger on it” and hit the nail on the head” (and “nailed it”), all meaning to describe a situation or problem exactly.  The speaker might have been thinking of fingernails when she uttered this one.  A big thanks to Ruth Dilts for nailing this one. @camanpour @NewDay