[ded-on, -awn]

adjective Informal.

exactly right, accurate, or pertinent: The film director has a dead-on feel for characterization.

Origin of dead-on

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for dead-on

precise, accurate, definite, direct, exact, pinpoint, unerring

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  • As far as could be seen, she was holding her own well in what had now become a dead-on stern chase.