Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

exactly what it says on the tin

exactly what it says on the tin
Meaning(s)
1) the same as what is shown or stated in a picture/statement
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    • it does exactly what it says on the tin
  • Analysis

    The idiom 'it does exactly what it says on the tin' is a popular phrase that was made famous by an advertisement campaign in the UK. Its meaning is that the name of something describes a product or the qualities of something accurately. Something that 'does what it says on the tin' doesn't have a hidden agenda and works as per instructions.



  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Tom: What did you think of that paint we got? Kate: I loved it, it did exactly what it said on the tin.
    2. I bought a new laptop and the specs are brilliant. It does exactly what it says on the tin.
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