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

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  • : exactly correct or accurate



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