smack-bang

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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It's sitting smack-bang in the centre of the Beeb's Glasgow headquarters.
Speaking last month, Paddy revealed he had recently purchased a Ferrari and said: "I'm smack-bang in the eye of a midlife crisis storm."
Earl Grey's statue suffered a direct hit from a lightning bolt - and the head plunged on to the street below, landing smack-bang on a passing tram.
The Swifts are on a storming run which has taken them smack-bang into the shake-up at the top of Championship 2.
"The site, near Llanelli railway station, is smack-bang in the middle of an area of Llanelli which suffers from social deprivation.
One more thing: it is smack-bang in the middle of a residential area.
Earl Grey's statue suffered a direct hit from a lightning bolt -- and the head plunged on to the street below, landing smack-bang on a passing tram.
One place that comes to mind is a trendy pad smack-bang in the centre of Berlin, which is one of the coolest places around at the moment.
In a week in which economics goes out the window, smack-bang in the era of the 'staycation', Galway braces itself for the seven days every year that defines a city and an industry.
The Soul Rebels are a brass and percussion outfit in the grand tradition of New Orleans Second Line tradition of marching bands that goes back to the late 19th century, but they bring that tradition smack-bang up to date with rap and hip-hop.
"What's more convincing scientifically, a flood in the Black Sea, so far away from Israel and the fantasy of a supposed ark marooned on the slopes of Mount Ararat, or six submerged Neolithic villages smack-bang in the middle of the Bible Land?" Kingsley said.
In my compulsion to get onto the stage with the lovely Les, I got stuck smack-bang in the jungle of girls all with the same idea.
They sold a prime council-owned plot to Tesco so that they could build a petrol station smack-bang in the centre of Bedworth.
While innocently riding along on his pushbike back home to his wife and kids, out stepped a Mutant who planted a punch smack-bang in his face, chipping his nose and subsequently badly blacking his eyes.
He would cleverly avoid arrest by standing smack-bang in the middle of the bridge, avoiding the bobbies of both Newcastle and Gateshead police forces who were separate bodies at that time.