On-the-nose meaning

(idiomatic) Unimaginative; over-literal; lacking nuance.

Wearing that floral dress to a garden party was a little on the nose, wouldn't you say?

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(idiomatic) Exact; precise; appropriate.

His estimate that they would consume 23 boxes was on the nose.

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(slang, Australia) Smelly, malodorous; often used figuratively.

That bucket of raw prawns you left in the sun is a bit on the nose.

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Used other than as an idiom: see on,‎ nose.
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