bang on
adjective Date: 1936 chiefly British exactly correct or appropriate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bang on — (informal) 1. Right on the mark 2. To speak at length, esp assertively and repetitiously • • • Main Entry: ↑bang * * * bang on Brit informal : exactly right His explanation was bang on. [=spot on] • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • bang-on — «BANG ON», adjective. Especially British Informal. strikingly accurate or effective …   Useful english dictionary

  • bang on — ► bang on Brit. informal exactly right. Main Entry: ↑bang …   English terms dictionary

  • bang on — phrasal verb I [intransitive] Word forms bang on : present tense I/you/we/they bang on he/she/it bangs on present participle banging on past tense banged on past participle banged on British informal to talk about something for a long time in a… …   English dictionary

  • bang-on — also bang on ADJ: v link ADJ If someone is bang on with something, they are exactly right in their opinions or actions. [BRIT, INFORMAL] If we are not bang on with our preparations then we could have problems... He looks bang on with his early… …   English dictionary

  • bang-on — /ˈbæŋ ɒn/ (say bang on) adjective Colloquial right on the mark; correct. Also, (in predicative use), bang on /bæŋ ˈɒn/ (say bang on) …   Australian English dictionary

  • bang on — 1. preposition Exactly at I managed to arrive bang on five o’clock. 2. verb To constantly talk about I started recycling, just so she’d stop banging on about it to me …   Wiktionary

  • bang on — exactly right, very true, correct, spot on    Your answer to Question 3 was bang on. It was correct …   English idioms

  • bang on — phr verb Bang on is used with these nouns as the object: ↑door …   Collocations dictionary

  • bang on — see bang on …   English dictionary

  • bang on — vb British to nag, harangue or talk incessantly and boringly. A popular term since the 1980s in respectable usage. ► She s been banging on about her bloody job all evening …   Contemporary slang

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