bang-up
adjective Etymology: 3bang Date: 1810 first-rate <
a bang-up job
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  • bang-up — /bang up /, adj. Informal. excellent; extraordinary. [1800 10; adj. use of v. phrase bang up] * * * …   Universalium

  • bang-up — adj AmE informal very good ▪ He did a bang up job fixing the plumbing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bang-up — adjective AMERICAN INFORMAL very good or enjoyable: We had a bang up time at the party …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bang up — ► bang up Brit. informal imprison. Main Entry: ↑bang …   English terms dictionary

  • bang-up — [baŋ′up΄] adj. Informal very good; excellent …   English World dictionary

  • bang-up — bang′ up adj. Informal. excellent; extraordinary • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • bang up — verb 1. damage or destroy as if by violence The teenager banged up the car of his mother • Syn: ↑smash up, ↑smash • Derivationally related forms: ↑smash (for: ↑smash), ↑smasher …   Useful english dictionary

  • bang up — phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms bang up : present tense I/you/we/they bang up he/she/it bangs up present participle banging up past tense banged up past participle banged up informal 1) British to put someone in prison He… …   English dictionary

  • bang-up — mod. really excellent. □ We had a bang up time at your bash. □ I like to throw a bang up party once or twice a year. □ Another bang up day at the factory! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bang up — {adj.}, {informal} Very successful; very good; splendid; excellent. * /The football coach has done a bang up job this season./ * /John did a bang up job painting the house./ Syn.: FIRST CLASS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bang up — {adj.}, {informal} Very successful; very good; splendid; excellent. * /The football coach has done a bang up job this season./ * /John did a bang up job painting the house./ Syn.: FIRST CLASS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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