- exactly right, accurate, or pertinent: The film director has a dead-on feel for characterization.
Origin of dead-on
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for dead-on
He was also a dead-on mimic, the kind of guy who could eavesdrop on a snatch of conversation and instantly spoof both ends.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day
Timothy M. Gay
June 6, 2012
The April prediction of $30 billion in losses, in other words, had been dead-on.King of the Street
October 9, 2009
Reading these dead-on descriptions, a runner feels a pleasurable sensation of recognition.The Daily Beast Recommends
The Daily Beast
April 21, 2009
Any dead-on depiction of real squalor is open to the accusation of "using India" as eye-catching wallpaper.What Does India Think About Slumdog Millionaire?
January 22, 2009
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