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Posted by ESC on February 06, 2001

In Reply to: Smack Dab in the Middle? posted by Katherine Lupo on February 06, 2001

: Hello,

: I'm doing research for a class, and we were assigned to find the origins of the phrase "smack-dab." If anyone has any information regarding the phrase, I'd love to be let in on it!
: Thanks, kat

SMACK-DAB - "adj. Exactly. 'She threw the mess down smack-dab in the middle of the parlor.'" From "Southern Stuff: Down-home Talk and Bodacious Lore from Deep in the Heart of Dixie" by Mildred Jordan Brooks (Avon Books, New York, 1992).

Sometimes it is said this way: "right smack-dab."