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Where does the phrase dead ahead come from?


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2007-11-16 10:44:45
2007-11-16 10:44:45

Dead can mean exactly or precisely when used as a qualifier.

Example dead centre.

It can also mean complete or total.

Example dead stop dead still

The meaning of no adjustment or no development might link with the most widely expected meaning lifeless.

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