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hole in one

noun, Golf.
1.
ace (def 8a).
Origin of hole in one
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for hole in one

hole in one

noun
1.
a shot from the tee that finishes in the hole
verb
2.
(intransitive) to score a hole in one
Also called (esp US) ace
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Idioms and Phrases with hole in one

hole in one

A perfect achievement, as in Tim scored a hole in one on that test. The term alludes to a perfect stroke in golf, where one drives the ball from the tee into the hole with a single stroke. [ c. 1900 ]
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