hole in one

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Origin of hole in one

First recorded in 1930–35
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hole in one

noun
  1. a shot from the tee that finishes in the hole
verb
  1. (intr) 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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