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WHERE DOES the phrase that hits the spot' come from?


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February 17, 2010 9:21AM

This expression most likely originated in blacksmithing, where one hits the high spots on a piece of work to make it look more level (as opposed to being truly level), in the same way that "hitting the high spots" while cleaning your room would make it look less shabby, though not necessarily totally clean.