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sweet spot

[ sweet-spot ]
/ ˈswit ˌspɒt /
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noun

Sports. the spot on a club, racket, bat, etc., where a ball is most effectively hit.
a point, range, or particular set of conditions that will achieve the most desirable or effective outcome: The trick is finding the sweet spot between making the puzzle challenging but not impossible.

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Origin of sweet spot

First recorded in 1920–25
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sweet spot

noun

sport the centre area of a racquet, golf club, etc, from which the cleanest shots are made
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