July 2

Spot On: Derivation Please

Now, here’s a term I never use and seldom hear:  spot on.

As for definition, it means "extremely accurate or descriptive."  That much I can find in something called the Kernerman Multilingual English Dictionary, whatever that is.

However, the dictionary gives no origin for the phrase.  Sounds British to me.  Can anyone clarify?



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Posted July 2, 2007 by Gary McCarty in category "Grammar Sucks

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