hitta naglann á höfuðið

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hitta (to hit) + naglann (the nail), accusative form of nagli (a nail) with a definite article + á (on) + höfuðið (the head), the accusative of höfuð (a head) with a definite article.

Verb[edit]

hitta naglann á höfuðið (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative hitti naglann á höfuðið, supine hitt naglann á höfuðið)

  1. (idiomatic) to hit the nail on the head syn.
    Þar hittir þú naglann á höfuðið!
    You sure hit the nail on the head with that one!

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