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on the nose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. on the nose, on the buttonadverb

    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 buttonadverb

    just as it should be

    "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"

Wiktionary

  1. on the noseadjective

    Exact; precise; appropriate.

  2. on the noseadjective

    Smelly, malodorous; often used figuratively.

ChatGPT

  1. on the nose

    "On the nose" is an idiomatic phrase which can be interpreted in several ways depending on context. Primarily, it means exactly correct or accurate, being precisely as stated or predicted. In film or theatre, it refers to dialogue or performance that is overly direct or lacks subtlety. In betting, it refers to a bet that a particular horse will win the race (as opposed to 'place' or 'show' bets which are betting for the horse to finish in any of the top positions).

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Numerology

  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

Examples of on the nose in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

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

  2. Hanka Fogelman:

    The blood started coming out from my nose. I didnt know what to do.

  3. The ACEP:

    CORONAVIRUS : BIOTECH COMPANY SHIPS FIRST BATCHES OF VACCINE, TO BE TESTED ON HUMANS : REPORT Nurses at a drive-up coronavirus testing station set up by the University of Washington Medical Center sanitize their hands after taking a nose swab sample from a person in a car Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. ( AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) A 70-year-old physician in Paterson, N.J., -- who leads the emergency preparedness unit at an institution in the state -- was admitted to a hospitallast week with upper respiratory problems and remains isolated in intensive care. In Washington, an emergency physician in his 40s is in stable but critical condition after having symptoms consistent with the COVID-19. Itsunknown whether the virus was spread at work or in the community, The ACEP said. He worked at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash., where at least 15 people have died from the virus, according to the New York Times. Its located near the Seattle area, whichis known as the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the U.S. This was an area with an outbreak, so they were expecting and prepared. That obviously makes us more nervous.Dr. Angela Fusaro, an emergency doctor in Georgia told the paper. NEW YORK CITY CLOSING MOVIE THEATERS, ENTERTAINMENT VENUES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS The recent shortage of N-95 protective masksis also worrisome fordoctors, who need them to treat patients, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams wrote on Twitter in late February. They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers cant get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk !

  4. Brandon Scholz:

    There's no question that some of this is catering to Donald Trump so that he doesn't stick his nose into these primary campaigns, you don't want him endorsing the other candidate like he did in Ohio and Pennsylvania. That's why most all of the candidates are positioning themselves that way.

  5. Megan Fox:

    I would encourage anyone to first speak with a therapist, to try and figure out where this want comes from, because a lot of times it’s not related to your teeth or your nose or your chin. The surgery is not going to alleviate that insecurity for you, if, then, you feel, 'This is something that I want to do,' then do it. It’s amazing that we have the technology to do the stuff that we do.


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  • exact, précisé, pile poilFrench

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