adjective Date: circa 1823 1. unduly loud or violent <
a slam-bang clatter
2. having fast-paced often nonstop action <
a slam-bang adventure novel
3. vigorously enthusiastic <
made a slam-bang effort to win

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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