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Smack dab

Posted by ESC on July 19, 2001

In Reply to: Smack dab posted by Brent Geppert on July 19, 2001

: Does anyone know the origins of "smack dab in the middle?"

To access a previous discussion, search the archives under "smack dab." I don't think we nailed down an origin.

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).