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smack-bang

Directly; exactly at a particular place. Usually used to emphasize a prepositional phrase of location, especially "in the middle." There I was, smack-bang in the middle of Taiwan with no money and no way to contact my family. The criminal turned the corner and ran smack-bang into a group of off-duty police officers.
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The company's products, Honey Stinger gel packs and energy bars, are located smack-dab at the honey/outdoor gear intersection, as high-sugar nourishment for hardworking hikers and climbers.
shores, Swedish furniture giant IKEA has placed its new prototype (also the chain's largest) smack-dab in the heartland of the nation.
51, which is smack-dab in the middle of the past year's SOIR readings, in the 50th annual percentile.
This Friday, Japan recalled its ambassador to South Korea after South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak paid an official visit to a small group of islands located smack-dab in the middle of the Sea of Japan -- or the East Sea of Korea, as South Koreans call it.
And could there be a better time to see him than smack-dab in an election year?
Stepping inside means running smack-dab into a world's worth of coffees, pastries, cookies, crepes, cupcakes, etc.
Located smack-dab between Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving Independent School District has experienced technology acceleration at its finest.
In Los Angeles, fussing about the state of the bullpen smack-dab in the middle of the offseason is called staying in practice.
The last time through we ran smack-dab into Bush's presidential campaign," says Dianne Hardy-Garcia, executive director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas, which led the campaign on behalf of the James Byrd Jr.
Best of all, the Jeep placed us smack-dab in the middle of some of the most breathtaking scenery this chunk of Colorado can muster.
Vain as all this may seem, it situates his work smack-dab in a tradition stretching from Emerson and Whitman to the life of Elvis and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Rutland is smack-dab in the middle of Massachusetts.
After giving AP a try, I decided my heart was in newspaper newsrooms," he told his new paper, which is smack-dab in the middle of Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Daytona and St.
And that's the way it stood for almost 45 years until the widowed Jean showed up at her 50th high school reunion, and ran smack-dab into the divorced Warren.