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Exactly; precisely:‘I'm in Bolivia, smack dab in the heart of South America’
- ‘Can you imagine stumbling home intoxicated and walking smack dab into a tree that looked like that?’
- ‘Fleeing the cemetery, Boone runs smack dab into Decker and a barricade of police who are prepared to arrest Boone for his ‘supposed’ crimes.’
- ‘Right now we're smack dab in the middle of lying season.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘You could be dipping your toes in clear water in a community pool smack dab in the middle of the country.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Somewhere smack dab in the middle is the flower department.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I turn around and head straight out the side doors, running smack dab into Kyle James.’
- ‘When I opened the door I ran smack dab into Aaron.’
- ‘You wouldn't know that we were smack dab in the middle of it right now.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Well, it has landed smack dab in the holiday vs. Christmas controversy.’
- ‘I witnessed a little girl weighing no more that 100 lb get hit hit smack dab in the shoulder and fall to the pavement.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The only break to the cookie cutter houses came smack dab in the center of the line.’
- ‘And smack dab in the center of LA is the old Farmer's Market.’
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