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1) dab hand. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...professional, proficient, wizard. Informal : whiz. Slang : crackerjack. Chiefly British : dab2. See ABILITY....

2) smack-dab. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...With precision or absolute conformity: bang, dead, direct, directly, exactly, fair, flush, just, precisely, right, smack1, square, squarely, straight. See PRECISE....

3) Dab, Din. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...etc."Hab Dab and David Din Ding the deil o er Dabson s Linn." 1 "Hab Dab" means Halbert Dobson; "David Din" means David Dun; and "Dabson s Linn," or Dob s Linn, is...

4) dab, darb. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...similar meanings, but their etymologies are unclear, and they are apparently unrelated. A dab or a dab hand is British slang for someone who is an expert; darb is...

5) dab 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: dabbed, dabˇbing, dabs1. To apply with short poking strokes: dabbed some paint on the worn spots. 2. To cover lightly with or as if with a moist...

6) Dab. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Clever, skilled, as "a dabhand at it"; a corrupt contraction of the Latin adeptus (an adept). "Dabster" is another form. Apt is a related word."An Eton stripling,...

7) Dab'chick. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...The lesser grebe. Dab is a corruption of dap, the old participle of dip, and chick (any young or small fowl), literally the dipping or diving chick. 1...

8) dab 3. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Chiefly British A dab hand. Origin unknown....

9) dab hand. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A person skilled in a particular activity; an expert: a dab hand at gardening....

10) smack-dab. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Slang Squarely; directly: stood smack-dab in the middle of the freeway. smack1 + dab1, with a sudden contact....

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