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dead on target

1. Precisely aimed, as of a shot or throw. His shot was dead on target from nearly midfield, placed perfectly in the corner of the goal. That pitcher has been throwing dead on target all game, striking out nearly every batter.
2. Exactly correct or to the intended point. I think her speech was dead on target about what this country needs to prioritize for the future.
See also: dead, on, target

Target run

A shopping trip to the department store Target. A: "How does every Target run end up costing me at least $50?" B: "Because you say you're only getting milk and paper towels, and then you come home with 12 other things."
See also: run, target

on target

As predicted, expected, or planned; totally accurate or precise. Her figures for the tax bill were right on target. The new doctor is a walking encyclopedia—she's always on target with her observations.
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on target

on schedule; exactly as predicted. Your estimate of the cost was right on target. My prediction was not on target.
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target someone or something as something

to aim at someone or something as something; to choose someone or something as someone or something. The board targeted Alice as a potential candidate. We targeted the first of August as the starting date.
See also: target

on target

Completely accurate, wholly valid, as in Our cost estimates were right on target, or His criticisms were on target. This seemingly old expression dates only from the mid-1900s, and the colloquial use of target for a goal one wishes to achieve dates from about 1940.
See also: on, target

be shooting for the same target

If two people are shooting for the same target, they are in agreement about what they are trying to achieve together. Two brains are better than one in this area, especially when they're shooting for the same target. Just so we can be sure we're both shooting at the same target, here's a summary of what will happen on Friday night.
See also: same, shoot, target

a ˌsitting ˈduck/ˈtarget

a person or thing that is very easy to attack or criticize: It’s always easy to criticize teachers; they’re just sitting ducks.
See also: duck, sitting, target


mod. timely; exact; incisive. Your criticism is exactly on-target.

on target

Completely accurate, precise, or valid: observations that were right on target.
See also: on, target
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Figure 3 shows a Monte Carlo simulation of the anticipated neutron beam intensity and polarization distributions at a target location 15 m from the source, for a 200 [micro]A proton beam and a 5 bar cm [.
Weller said Target is for those with ``a little more taste.
For example, if there are two iSCSI storage targets being used by the server, then there would be one initiator with two sessions running.
In short, while inflation targets deserve much commendation, until the above questions and issues are more fully addressed, I do not see how they can be implemented in the United States.
338(h)(10)-1(d)(3) extends similar treatment to qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs), if the target is an S corporation.
If the targets are straw, discard them if arrows shot from 15 meters sink in more than one-third of the way.
Particular attention was given to targets who communicate in attractive and unattractive styles.
Market Opportunity in the G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) Target Space: Qualitative and Quantitative Market Metrics" is a focused market analysis report that provides the latest analysis of the GPCR target space in terms of druggable targets available, quantitative metrics defining the space, and therapeutic candidates in various clinical stages of the developmental pipeline.
The parity-violating (PV) neutron spin rotation about the momentum axis as long-wavelength ([lambda] > 1 [Angstrom]) neutrons traverse the target medium arises from the spin-dependent part ([[sigma].
Ventura County got $408,987 for each of its eight targets, San Bernardino County got $396,999 for each of its 20 targets and Orange County came in at the low end with $255,193 for each of its 52 targets.
Most targets allow the administrator to configure volumes that stripe the data across multiple disks (RAID-0), mirror the data across two or more disks (RAID-1), employ parity disks (e.
A major Los Angeles freeway interchange appears high on the list, but no other interchange anywhere in the state qualifies, according to the classified list of potential targets reviewed as part of a newspaper investigation.
Each Blind Mark kit comes in a molded plastic storage case with three targets and one target locator.