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[ded-on, -awn] /ˈdɛdˈɒn, -ˈɔn/
adjective, Informal.
exactly right, accurate, or pertinent:
The film director has a dead-on feel for characterization.
Origin of dead-on
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As far as could be seen, she was holding her own well in what had now become a dead-on stern chase.

    The Angel of the Revolution George Griffith
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Exactly right; dead nut: One reason for the dead-on quality is the way the experiences of the Buchmans parallel the lives of its creators (1889+ Marksmen)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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