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