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dead-on

[ ded-on, -awn ]
/ ˈdɛdˈɒn, -ˈɔn /
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adjective Informal.

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

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Origin of dead-on

First recorded in 1885–90
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