smack-dab


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smack-dab

 (smăk′dăb′)
adv. Slang
Squarely; directly: stood smack-dab in the middle of the freeway.

[smack + dab, with a sudden contact.]
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smack′-dab′



adv.
Informal. directly; squarely.
[1890–95]
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adverb
Slang. With precision or absolute conformity:
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