from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Precisely accurate and to the point: "She avoids big scenes . . . preferring to rely on small gestures and dead-on dialogue” ( Peter S. Prescott).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. precisely accurate and to the point.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. accurate and to the point
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Now, BritBoy, you are confusing Dawg as to just what you are looking for climate-wise as you are visiting both high altitude coollish places and dead-on hot and humid coastal places.
The impression is dead-on, although we do have one complaint: The Bieber swoop 'do is so yesterday.
Some of the things she says are out of this world, but her logic is dead-on.
She slaps my character – bioforce feedback loops simulate it well – then looks dead-on at my viewpoint.
Though the statue was five times the actual height of Zojja, it was dead-on.
And in the sense that his understanding of the complexities of the human spirit and the call to exceed the limitations of human ego are a dead-on match with the best thinking Ive ever found in other books, yes, Leo Tolstoy will remain an in ﬂ uence on me as long as my mind functions reasonably well.
King's always been dead-on with his Big Bads, though.
Dylan, the dour magician, performs the illusions, the miracles, even the dead-on self-parody -- and then it is abruptly over.
In landscape mode, I didn't notice much dropoff in brightness as I moved my viewing angle off center to the left or right, but I noticed significant dropoff when I viewed the display from roughly 45 degrees above or below dead-on.
The suggestions above that somewhere some kind of feature must exist to firm up where he is, is dead-on correct.
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