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

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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.



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  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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