smack-dab in the middle

smack-dab in the middle

Right in the middle or most central part (of something). There I was, smack-dab 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-dab in the middle.
See also: middle

smack (dab) in the middle

mod. exactly in the middle. (see also slap-dab.) Not too big and not too small. Just smack in the middle.
See also: dab, middle, smack
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Located smack-dab in the middle of a local Hot-Spot for restaurants, bars and nightclubs!
When users clicked the link, they were treated to a close-up photo of Bynes' new cheek piercing -- a simple silver stud smack-dab in the middle of her left cheek.
Couples, kids, seniors and students have a place to walk, linger and play, smack-dab in the middle of things.
By the close of the story, hardly a resolution but merely a possible place to end, even if that end is death itself, both the main character (if he even remains) and the reader are left precisely, artfully, and surprisingly smack-dab in the middle of nothing.
The only one that's vivid in my brain happened in the early 1980s, and I was smack-dab in the middle. We were selling pontoon boats and were involved in an on-the-water show.
Could that have something to do with a major university located smack-dab in the middle of the county?
Smack-dab in the middle of the Ionian Sea, that is.
"To be smack-dab in the middle of a sandwich between Barbra Streisand and Weezy (rapper Lil Wayne) was personally a creative experience I don t think I ll ever have the pleasure of having again," Groban added.
"After giving AP a try, I decided my heart was in newspaper newsrooms," he told his new paper, which is smack-dab in the middle of Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Daytona and St.
The mad scientists behind "Lost" created their monster hit by taking some of the most well-drawn characters to inhabit the small screen in years and plopping them smack-dab in the middle of a mystery so grandly intricate and bizarre, it makes "Twin Peaks" look like "Murder, She Wrote." Buena Vista's seven-disc collection of "Lost's" first season, featuring enough carefully crafted bonus features to fill a secret hatch, more than matches the ambition of the show's creators.
It sprang into being in "that noisy, murderous, idyllic summer of 1965"--the summer of the Watts riots, but also the summer smack-dab in the middle of what is now the most sentimentalized decade of the century--and continued, through the years ahead, to re-form itself in infinite ways, both in Dylan's subsequent readings of it and in various cover versions, grand and ridiculous alike.
Best of all, the Jeep placed us smack-dab in the middle of some of the most breathtaking scenery this chunk of Colorado can muster.
This Friday, Japan recalled its ambassador to South Korea after South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak paid an official visit to a small group of islands located smack-dab in the middle of the Sea of Japan -- or the East Sea of Korea, as South Koreans call it.
Rutland is smack-dab in the middle of Massachusetts.