This idiom may be literally translated as "to hit the nail."
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dar en el clavo
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (idiom) (to ascertain exactly a cause)
a. to hit the nail on the head
Diste en el clavo cuando dijiste que su actitud de superioridad ocultaba su falta de confianza.You hit the nail on the head when you said that her superiority attitude hid beneath it a lack of confidence.
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