dead-on dead-on adj. precisely accurate and to the point; as, a dead-on feel for characterization. [prenominal and informal]

Syn: precise. [WordNet 1.5]

She avoids big scenes . . . preferring to rely on small gestures and dead-on dialogue. --Peter S. Prescott [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dead-on — [ded΄än′] adj. Informal completely accurate; exact; on target [a dead on impersonation of the president] …   English World dictionary

  • dead-on — [adj] accurate by the book, deadcenter, definite, direct, exact, on the button*, on the mark*, on the money*, on the nose*, precise, to the point; concept 535 …   New thesaurus

  • dead-on — dead′ on′ adj. Informal. cvb inf exactly right; perfect • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • dead-on — adjective accurate and to the point a dead on feel for characterization She avoids big scenes...preferring to rely on small gestures and dead on dialogue Peter S.Prescott • Similar to: ↑accurate • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism * * * ¦ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead on — mod. exactly right; on target. □ That’s a good observation, Tiffany. You are dead on. □ Your criticism is dead on! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dead-on — adjective Date: circa 1889 exactly correct or accurate < a dead on analysis > < his impersonations were dead on > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dead on — 1. adjective very accurate Her Sarah Palin impersonation is dead on! 2. adverb exactly at The train arrived dead on 2 oclock …   Wiktionary

  • dead-on — /ded on , awn /, adj. Informal. exactly right, accurate, or pertinent: The film director has a dead on feel for characterization. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • dead on — accurate, correct, spot on    When you said our sales would double, you were dead on …   English idioms

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