Dead Reckoning

Avi Arditti aardit at VOANEWS.COM
Tue Jul 24 11:58:34 UTC 2001

Is "dead on" related to "dead reckoning"?

Recently I've seen "dead on" in a number of newspaper articles (as in
Bob Woodward's tribute to Katharine Graham in Monday's Washington Post:
"For two hours she then proceeded with a brilliant summary and series of
often-hilarious, dead-on anecdotes about the leaders...") although maybe
I'm just now noticing.

Avi Arditti

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