Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


spot onspot-on
1) accurate or correct, absolutely right or perfect
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    • you got that spot on
  • Analysis
    To be 'spot on' means to get something correct or accurate. This could be a fact or a likeness. This is an informal expression coming from the U.S but has increased in use over time. This is a slang expression not usually used in formal situations.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. All the information is spot on. You obviously did a lot of research.
    2. I was amazed by the painting, he got the likeness spot on.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. These graphics are spot on, exactly what we were looking for.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. His arguments during the debate were spot on: clear, concise and well thought out.
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