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on-target

[ on-tahr-git, awn- ]
/ ˈɒnˈtɑr gɪt, ˈɔn- /
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adjective

correct, accurate, or adhering closely to an anticipated outcome: an on-target forecast for the weekend weather.

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on target

Completely accurate, wholly valid, as in Our cost estimates were right on target, or His criticisms were on target. This seemingly old expression dates only from the mid-1900s, and the colloquial use of target for a goal one wishes to achieve dates from about 1940.

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