In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1exactohis estimate was spot on — su cálculo fue exacto
- what Martha said was absolutely spot on — Martha dio en el clavo con lo que dijo
- I know some people though it was a bit slow to get started, but I thought the pace was spot on.
- But The Usual Suspects just seems too spot on for it to be anything else.
- That's just so spot on, it's not funny and hilarious at the same time.
- It's a short scene (of course) but it is so spot on perfect that it makes you wish Lucas had included more scenes like this one in the movie.
- The bow-tie, cockney accent and affected intimacy with the great are all spot on.
- If you're a northern guy about our age, all the reference points are spot on - you can't not like him.
- The word ‘classic’ doesn't mean that any of them are particularly well known, but as an indicator of quality it's spot on.
- This is absolutely spot on and sadly remains as true today as it was then.
- So I watched them shooting it for a few days, just checking that Paul was playing me right, and he seemed to be spot on.
- Colors appear accurate, while flesh tones look spot on.
- I think the smug thing is spot on, I really can't stand the guy and I don't know why.
- Costner's delivery is spot on as the court case progresses.
- The writers and directors have got it spot on in Series Three.
- Starting on a positive note, the acting, action sequences and design work were all spot on.
- The writing is spot on, with characters, situations and dialogue that are, unfortunately, all too believable.
- The casting for each of these characters was spot on perfect, especially in the case of Richards, who becomes something of a parody of her own image by the end of the film.
- The timing and placement of particular pieces is also spot on, and lead the audience through such a tragic event by softening it with humour.
- If people's musical tastes were a mirror of themselves, you'd be pretty spot on in feeling that everybody had gone just a little crazy.
- I thought it was a little slow but the characterization was spot on.
- I have family from the area in which the film was shot and the way of speaking the characters adopted was spot on.
1you got it spot on first time — diste en el clavo de primera informal
- we arrived spot on — llegamos en el momento preciso
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