What does on the nose mean?

Definitions for on the nose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. on the nose, on the button(adverb)

    being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion

    "his guess was on the nose"; "the prediction for snow was right on the button"

  2. precisely, exactly, on the nose, on the dot, on the button(adverb)

    just as it should be

    "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"


  1. on the nose(Adjective)

    Exact; precise; appropriate.

  2. on the nose(Adjective)

    Smelly, malodorous; often used figuratively.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the nose in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of on the nose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Orwell:

    To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.

  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.

  3. Voltaire:

    All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

  4. Miguel de Cervantes:

    I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine every man for himself, and God for us all.

  5. Yong Ju Jang:

    This means that deviated nose is not a simple nose problem in many cases, but is complex issue related with facial skeleton abnormality.

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Translations for on the nose

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • exact, précisé, pile poilFrench

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