(comparative more on the nose, superlative most on the nose)
- Used other than as an idiom: see on, nose.
- (idiomatic) Exact; precise; appropriate.
- His estimate that they would consume 23 boxes was on the nose.
- (idiomatic) Unimaginative; over-literal; lacking nuance.
- Wearing that floral dress to a garden party was a little on the nose, wouldn't you say?
- (slang, Australia) Smelly, malodorous; often used figuratively.
- That bucket of raw prawns you left in the sun is a bit on the nose.