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    smack-dab

    "So a man can actually imagine himself smack-dab in the middle of all the wild and crazy action.'' "Smack-dab"=right?

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    Re: smack-dab

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "So a man can actually imagine himself smack-dab in the middle of all the wild and crazy action.'' "Smack-dab"=right? = exactly, directly
    Yes. It's more AmE than BrE. In BrE, we often use just smack with no dab.

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    Re: smack-dab

    ... or 'smack bang'. In fact, come to think of it, Br Eng uses either or both words - 'smack in the middle', 'bang in the middle', or 'smack bang in the middle'.

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    PS: Caution - dewy-eyed reminiscence alert
    I first heard 'smack dab' in an ad lib during the fade out of a Dusty Springfield song (In the Middle of Nowhere; she went to my sister's convent school, and I remember thinking - after finding out where it came from -'What's a nice Catholic girl like Dusty doing pretending to be American?' Of course, she was presumable copying the ad lib from an American original.)

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