dead-on

adjective
\ ˈded-ˈȯn , -ˈän \

Definition of dead-on 

: exactly correct or accurate a dead-on analysis his impersonations were dead-on

First Known Use of dead-on

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dead-on was circa 1889

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dead-on

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dead-on

: exactly correct or accurate

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