dead\ center

noun
the exact middle.

The treasure was buried in the dead center of the island.

Often used like an adverb.

The arrow hit the circle dead center.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • dead center — {n.} The exact middle. * /The treasure was buried in the dead center of the island./ Often used like an adverb. * /The arrow hit the circle dead center./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • dead center — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dead center — dead center, adj. Mach. 1. Also called dead point. (in a reciprocating engine) either of two positions at which the crank cannot be turned by the connecting rod, occurring at each end of a stroke when the crank and connecting rod are in the same… …   Universalium

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  • dead center — exact middle He was able to hit the target dead center …   Idioms and examples

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