Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) achieve sth, complete sth well
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Well done, you really nailed it!
'Nailed it' is a popular colloquial expression which means 'to get it right' or 'to succeed'. It comes from the idiom 'to hit the nail on the head' meaning that accuracy was achieved. It is often used sarcastically, however, to mean the very opposite. It is usually used in popular media such as tutorial videos or on social media to compare the success of a project to a finished example shared by someone else. This is a very casual phrase you might use among friends or within your social circle. Expressions with a similar meaning include 'aced it', 'hit the nail on the head' and 'you killed it.'
Social Examples (Advance)
I was so worried about my physics exam,but I nailed it. I got an 'A'!
The design for the packaging isperfect, you really nailed it.
Professional Examples (Basic)
That was a great presentation. You nailed it! I'm sure that producer will sign up with us now.
The marketing plan was a big hit with our focus group. You nailed it!
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