Definition of smack dab in English:

smack dab


informal North American
  • Exactly; precisely.

    • ‘here I am in Bolivia, smack dab in the heart of South America’
    • ‘This is looking more and more like a partisan hit by a demoted career staffer who happens to be promoting a book smack dab in the middle of the presidential election season.’
    • ‘The big question is where the asteroid will be on that potentially fateful date - behind us, beyond us, or smack dab in the middle of Kansas.’
    • ‘Right now we're smack dab in the middle of lying season.’
    • ‘I witnessed a little girl weighing no more that 100 lb get hit hit smack dab in the shoulder and fall to the pavement.’
    • ‘Somewhere smack dab in the middle is the flower department.’
    • ‘Well, it has landed smack dab in the holiday vs. Christmas controversy.’
    • ‘It's that they are afraid to make an issue of being on the right side - not to mention smack dab in the middle of the American mainstream.’
    • ‘You wouldn't know that we were smack dab in the middle of it right now.’
    • ‘Can you imagine stumbling home intoxicated and walking smack dab into a tree that looked like that?’
    • ‘It is located smack dab in the middle of Siberia and is about 500 miles east of Lake Baikal.’
    • ‘I would have found myself smack dab in in the middle of the war of the worlds.’
    • ‘You could be dipping your toes in clear water in a community pool smack dab in the middle of the country.’
    • ‘The only break to the cookie cutter houses came smack dab in the center of the line.’
    • ‘I turn around and head straight out the side doors, running smack dab into Kyle James.’
    • ‘Fleeing the cemetery, Boone runs smack dab into Decker and a barricade of police who are prepared to arrest Boone for his ‘supposed’ crimes.’
    • ‘I smiled graciously at everyone and gracefully took the only available seat - in the front row on the left side, smack dab before Mr. Costa's desk.’
    • ‘When I opened the door I ran smack dab into Aaron.’
    • ‘Unfortunately I hadn't looked where I was so when I turned around quickly I ran right smack dab into a middle aged man who was carrying an armload of food items.’
    • ‘To put it simply, it is a difficult equation for any artist when they move from the ‘outside’ to being smack dab in the centre and synonymous with the Establishment.’
    • ‘And smack dab in the center of LA is the old Farmer's Market.’
    straight, right, directly, squarely, headlong, dead, plumb, point-blank


smack dab

/smak dab/ /smæk dæb/