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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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Whatever you have to say about Carwyn Jones - he is seen as a popular leader - you can't say he's not ballsy by putting himself smack bang in the line of fire so willfully.
"We're currently right smack bang in the middle of our final preparations, and we hope we can do the town proud again this year."
On immigration we have changed, we have learned lessons, moved on as a party and we are absolutely smack bang where the British people are - smack bang where Mirror readers are."
As mentioned in the article drug users needles found there and it's smack bang next to a play gym and skating facility for kids.
"Ashington isn't exactly a million miles away and it sits smack bang in the middle of the area of highest population in the county.
"bcc " Another witness said: "There was this almighty bang and a huge piece of ceiling fell smack bang in the centre of the bar."
Mr Wilson added: "There were queues all day, smack bang in the middle of the mall, and everyone was there, parents were taking photos with their kids.
Well, it's August (not that you can tell by this lousy weather) and we are smack bang in the middle of festival season.
Current Affairs Theo's Adventure Capitalists (BBC Two, 8pm) WE'RE still smack bang in the middle of a global recession, so more and more British businesses are looking to the world's emerging markets to preserve their profit levels.
Doyle's current surroundings couldn't be further from that idyllic Irish setting, as he now finds himself living smack bang in the centre of Britain's Second City.
"One of the holes is right smack bang in the middle of a sheep station," Caputo said.
Byline: Smack bang in the middle of a UK tour, The Charlatans are heading to Dubai to squeeze in a one-off live performance.
'We accept these people have got to go somewhere but not in a building next to a pub and smack bang in a highly populated area.'
And if like me, you are a Material Girl, then thank the Lord for Harvey Nichols which has a store smack bang in the city centre.
Although away from prying eyes, its location couldn't be better as it's smack bang in the centre of this popular village.