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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My night vision was at two o'clock, and when I looked at two o'clock I could see what was dead ahead of me.
There were early chances at both ends, the hosts just seeing a Liam Finn kick run dead ahead of the Wolfhound chasers.
I SEE that Theresa May, the Home Secretary, rang the alarm bell when she saw the immigrant iceberg dead ahead. She was given a lot of stick from the Corbynistas and the Institute of Directors (strange bedfellows for sure).
* Rate hike, dead ahead. In what is being described as an effort to "restore service levels," container shipping lines comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) are attempting to pull off a significant rate hike this summer.
"Indeed, these are the great lingering questions of the Lusitania affair," Larson writes, "why was the ship left on its own, with a proven killer of men and ships dead ahead in its path?"
Despite the convincing scoreline, Berbatov does not believe the tie is dead ahead of the return leg at Monaco's Stade Louis II.
With full fuel, he had plowed right into the darkened tower." Or the gut-wrenching anti-aircraft artillery: "The train was dead ahead, sitting quietly at the end of a peaceful valley....As our flight neared ...
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. But are they neck and neck?
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.
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