What does the expression "If we're on the money" mean?

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    Did you hear or read this somewhere? If so, what was the context?
    – herisson
    Feb 22, 2016 at 1:12

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The expression probably means "if we are right.". The phrase on the money means exactly correct or accurate, verifiable in a wide range of online and dead-tree dictionaries.

American Heritage attributes it to 1940s US usage in and around horse racing circles, where a horse finishing first, second or third was "in the money", and a bet placed on such a horse was on the money.

  • I'd also suggest that it relates to any form of gambling. If you're on the money, you've picked the right number, cards, horse, boxer, etc...
    – RemarkLima
    Feb 22, 2016 at 10:33

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