dead ahead


: right in front : just ahead
The island is dead ahead of us.

Examples of dead ahead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In most respects, this all-new chassis forges dead ahead toward 1985, when all cars big and small must do their part toward a fleet fuel-economy average of 27.5 mpg. Don Sherman, Car and Driver, 8 Mar. 2023 Today’s job numbers are incongruous with fears that recession is dead ahead. Rob Wile, NBC News, 8 July 2022 His staggeringly beautiful painting of a young woman, wife of a London courtier, sits dead ahead on the entry wall. Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2021 And in a news business that is fragmented and hyperpartisan, a similar fiasco may lie dead ahead. New York Times, 15 May 2021 The primary and secondary controls are beyond criticism, everything important concentrated on the steering wheel or within easy reach, with a big tachometer dead ahead and of course those LEDs along the top of the steering wheel to guide upshifts without flicking eyes down to the tach. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 Keep your eyes and head dead ahead. Outside Online, 27 Oct. 2020 One of her regrets will be missing one of the marathon’s grand payoffs: arriving at the Cathedral of St. Paul, near the finish, a phalanx of cheering spectators and the Capitol dead ahead. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 1 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Dead ahead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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