bull's eye

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or bull's eye (bo͝olz′ī′)
a. The small central circle on a target.
b. A shot that hits this circle.
a. A direct hit: scored a bull's-eye on the window with a snowball.
b. The precise accomplishment of a goal or purpose: "Most marketing these days .... hits the bull's-eye for laughs, razzle-dazzle, and cleverness" (Jay Conrad Levinson).
3. A thick, circular piece of glass set, as in a roof or ship's deck, to admit light.
4. A circular opening or window.
a. A plano-convex lens used to concentrate light.
b. A lantern or lamp having such a lens.
6. A piece of round hard candy.
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Noun1.bull's eye - in target shooting: a score made by hitting the center of the targetbull's eye - in target shooting: a score made by hitting the center of the target; "in repeated sets of five shots his numbers of bull's-eyes varied"
score - the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
2.bull's eye - the center of a target
target, mark - a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
3.bull's eye - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goalbull's eye - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
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References in classic literature ?
To try and hit an object with a vague thought is like trying to hit the bull's eye with a lump of putty: when the putty reaches the target, it flattens out all over it, and probably covers the bull's eye along with the rest.
If he needed a King and Queen to restore him, he was fortunate in having his remedy at hand; for, soon the large-faced King and the fair-faced Queen came in their golden coach, attended by the shining Bull's Eye of their Court, a glittering multitude of laughing ladies and fine lords; and in jewels and silks and powder and splendour and elegantly spurning figures and handsomely disdainful faces of both sexes, the mender of roads bathed himself, so much to his temporary intoxication, that he cried Long live the King, Long live the Queen, Long live everybody and everything!
There was a policeman not far off, advancing with his bull's eye open; and at the sight, I thought my visitor started and made greater haste.
No conscientious judge of character could have denied that Paul had hit the bull's eye. Bredin was a pig.
For not to speak of his readiness in ordinary duties: --repairing stove boats, sprung spars, reforming the shape of clumsy-bladed oars, inserting bull's eyes in the deck, or new tree-nails in the side planks, and other miscellaneous matters more directly pertaining to his special business; he was moreover unhesitatingly expert in all manner of conflicting aptitudes, both useful and capricious.
bull's eye Men run for their lives after the animals are freed yesterday
In this game, a player attempts to get the perfect stars by hitting in the bull's eye.
"Spatiotemporal Changes in Tornado Hazard Exposure: The Case Of the Expanding Bull's Eye Effect in Chicago, IL," in a forthcoming issue of Weather, Climate, and Society.
London, Jan 17( ANI ): England manager Roy Hodgson has claimed the Three Lions will be aiming for the bull's eye during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Aida began with a bang hitting two 10s and getting a bull's eye for a 30.
However, as the manager will tell you, "just give it an hour"; and Bull's Eye turns out to be quite the popular hang-out.
Rapids Municipal has since merged with Bull's Eye Credit Union, one of the financial institutions where Henke allegedly deposited some of the stolen money, according to the indictment.