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This plan would get things off dead center rather quickly.

What does it mean?
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Can you please provide some context?

Is it a good plan or a bad plan?
If something is on "dead center," it implies that it is stuck in one place. It's a plan to break stagnation.
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dead centre implies to me that something is very accurate, very well focused.

eg The archer hit the target dead centre.
Clivedead centre implies to me that something is very accurate, very well focused.eg The archer hit the target dead centre.
Yes, if it's "hit" dead center.

But if something "won't get off dead center" or you are "still on dead center" it means you haven't moved the project forward at all. It's stuck.
Amir OghlowThis plan would get things off dead center rather quickly.What does it mean?
It is unclear, because "Dead Center" has two meanings.
It means the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod, so no torque can be applied. In the case of a single cylinder steam engine it might be necessary to rotate the crank manually in order to enable the engine to start running. If this meaning is intended it would suggest that the plan will help get things moving.
Dead center also means the exact center of something, such as a target. If this is the intended meaning, it would suggest that the plan may cause us to miss our goals.
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Blue Jay t means the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod, so no torque can be applied. In the case of a single cylinder steam engine it might be necessary to rotate the crank manually in order to enable the engine to start running.
Now I know the origin of the phrase! Thanks!
BarbaraPANow I know the origin of the phrase! Thanks!
"Top Dead Center" (TDC for short), meaning the piston in a particular cylinder—most commonly #1—is at the top of its travel, is a very familiar term to mechanics.

In American English you'd be very incorrect.

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