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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Acu tetigisti.
 
You have hit the nail on the head. (Lit., you have touched it with a needle.) Plautus (Rudens, v 2, 19) says, “Rem acu tetigisti;” and Cicero (Pro Milne, 24) has “Vulnus acu punctum,” evidently referring to a surgeon’s probe.   1
 


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