I didn't think things could be "too on the nose." How can something be too exactly right?
Then I heard the phrase a couple of more times, including Drew Barrymore while she was being interviewed by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show about her new movie, Going the Distance. Stewart brought up the song with the same name by Cake. Barrymore said that she loved the song, but was glad they didn't use it in the movie because it would have been "too on the nose." Again, I ask you, how could something be too perfect for the situation? Plus, that song is awesome.
So clearly, this is a new thing and I would like it explained to me because if it's good enough for Drew Barrymore, it's good enough for me. Anybody out there willing to explain it? Anybody? Buehler?