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The meaning of "x marks the spot"

" X marks the spot "
Meaning:
Said of a location that indicates something significant - like a pirate's mark on a treasure map.
Example:
Jim said the cafe was opposite the yellow street sign and here it is. I guess X marks the spot.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, mid-20th century.
Where is it used?:
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