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Dead Nuts

Posted by S. M. Adams on May 12, 2002

Does anyone have an understanding of the origins of the phrase "dead nuts", meaning "accurate" or "perfectly sized". I have come across this phrase in the tool & die industry where it is universally understood. Any ideas in origins? I'm stumped as to even a folk etymology.


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