dead ahead


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dead ahead

Very close and directly in one's course; straight ahead. Watch out for that pothole dead ahead! You're almost there, the park is dead ahead.
See also: ahead, dead

dead ahead

straight ahead; directly ahead. Look out! There is a cow in the road dead ahead. The farmer said that the town we were looking for was dead ahead.
See also: ahead, dead

dead ahead

Directly or straight in front of one, as in There's the house, dead ahead. The use of dead in the sense of "straight" dates from the last quarter of the 1800s.
See also: ahead, dead
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Or the gut-wrenching anti-aircraft artillery: "The train was dead ahead, sitting quietly at the end of a peaceful valley.
Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday rejected Afghan claims it was linked to an attack on presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah last week that left 12 people dead ahead of an election run-off.
Second officer Charles Lightoller had said at the time that when the lookouts reported ice dead ahead, the first officer immediately starboarded the helm, but the 46,000-ton ship struck a small low-lying iceberg, making a comparatively slight jar, the Mirror reported.
There they are, coming into the home straight, cheek by jowl, all eyes focused dead ahead.
They just don't see the gate or gap we expect them too if it is not dead ahead.
Every once in a while, we need to look up and see what's dead ahead.
The opportunity to fail spectacularly is also fairly high, but there's always more satisfaction to be gained from turning a pedalointoasuperyachtthanenteringa super yacht in the first place and simply continuing dead ahead.
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As I slipped up behind the dog the birds broke, a group of three that A flushed dead ahead of me.
Bombings in Iraq, including one near a governor's convoy, killed eight people a day after a wave of attacks left 50 dead ahead of the first elections since US troops withdrew.
Colin Doyle was just in front of McLeish, and they shared some banter, even if Doyle kept his eyes dead ahead as if hoping no-one would notice such fraternising.
For example, when the Rochester researchers built their crowd-controlled robot, one of the biggest challenges was preventing it from crashing into obstacles dead ahead because half the crowd steering it wanted it to go left and the other half wanted it to go right.
Even if you haven't seen it yourself, we've all at least heard stories of boats slowly circling or running dead ahead at high speed, but with no operator at the helm.
The two of us stared dead ahead like a pair of mannequins.
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