smack in the middle


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smack in the middle

Right in the middle or most central part (of something). There I was, smack in the middle of Taiwan, with no money and no way to contact my family. You don't want the levels to get too high or too low. You need to keep it smack in the middle.
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smack (dab) in the middle

exactly in the middle. I came in smack dab in the middle of the play. I want a piece that is not too big and not too smalljust smack in the middle.
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smack in the middle

verb
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Our mid-term examinations this year are smack in the middle of Ramazan.
You could say it was smack in the middle of the Bronze Age.
The installation was problematic at points: In the back gallery, the "Upstate" photos--which position their subjects dead center--were wrapped in a claustrophobic loop around the walls, and as if to emphasize this deadpan gestalt, one of Prince's tire-planter sculptures was placed smack in the middle of the room.
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But now God's throne is smack in the middle of the streets.
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your liberation is at hand." As for the church, right smack in the middle of Advental grimness it gives us Gaudete Sunday, a joyful celebration and a foretaste of the good things of Christmas ahead.