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#1 2014-05-30 14:47:07

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1164

Hammer and nail

Dave T reminded me this morning about his meeting with “You hit the hammer on the thumb,” or something to that effect. I had earlier been inspired by that to go looking for similar painful accidents, which I never submitted for your bemusement. Les voici.

You hit the knell dead on the head when you said that.
http://www.mail-archive.com/pc-audio@pc … 39334.html

You hit the knell right on the head.
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You aptly hit the knell at the knob with your common axiom that “an educated mind/leadership will have everything in order”I will like to adopt this your axiom with a slight variation that recommends a total re-orientation of every fabric and sectors of our economy,without which we will be headed to our total annihilation.
Political forum

kerrylee without knowing your family I think you’ve hit the knale on the head with regard to the NHS
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Teena … story.html

I’ve decided to give Tim my official bf status. Why? Because he treats me right and has hit the nose on the head 5 of the 7 things you need for a long lasting relationship.
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The Negro Zone hit the ball on the head as it took a funny look at the serious topic of racism.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376000/

Leticia, you hit the nail on the thumb. This Pres. is a Harvard Constitutional layer. He broke the consistution sending us into Libya. How can we continue to allow this? I’m just miffed.
http://eric-graff.blogspot.com/2011/03/ … ma-is.html

Phil, I think you hit the thumb on the nail there.
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showt … acksprings

BINGO!!!!! you hit the hammer on the head.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/di … id=7937372

You have truly hit the head on the nose.
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I think Christopher pretty much hit the thumb on the head with that one
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s … =firefox-a

You’ve virtually head the nail on the head there Jeff.
http://www.aussiemagna.com/forums/archi … 34077.html

Travis, you nailed the head on this one.
http://jtmoger.blogspot.com/2009/03/get … wrong.html

I think you guys nailed the hammer on the head with the Cyndi review.
http://www.ohhcrapp.net/2008/08/more-br … ovals.html

Hahaha….hilarious and intreeging… capturing the mood perfectly. You guys have nailed the head on the hammer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC10LDrlSOc

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#2 2014-05-30 20:54:21

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1740
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Re: Hammer and nail

Some wonderful ones in there. I love the Ding! Dong! Knell! variants.

My related list (to which I’ll add some of yours, with your permission, Tocayo):

One fellow may hit the nail on the hammerhead, while another
 hits it on the nail
 hits the nail where it really hurts
 hits the needle in the haystack
 hits the button right on the head
 hits the nail on the pinhead
 hits the nail on the thumb
 hits his finger with the thumb
 gets the needle on the pinhead
 puts the nail on the head
 hits the nail on the nose
 hits the nail on the jackpot
 hits the nose on the head
 nails it to the head
 hits the nail on the head from the hip, or
 …
Hitting the nail on the head from the hip
It may be quite surprising that people can hit the nail that closely to the head. …

(The pic is another of my son’s.)

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2014-05-30 20:57:46)


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#3 2014-05-30 21:10:37

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1740
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Re: Hammer and nail

Knale? What on earth? Aiming for knell?

I liked the “Harvard Constitutional layer” too.

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2014-05-30 21:11:57)


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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