There is no question that things would be neater for the GOP if the contest were cut short.
The “new” Abe has a smoother face with a straighter collar, a neater necktie and a shorter neck.
Philip may think it would be neater and cleaner to eliminate it outright?
I never handled a machine that purred along in neater style.
It was neater and better kept than the majority of the huts of the peasants.
Smaller, neater, more cleanly modeled, they formed now an exact and careful duplicate of the larger tracks beside them.
It might have been that the fact that he was neater and better dressed operated in his favor.
It was not as heavy as the Austrian, was neater looking, and a very efficient firearm.
If we'd fixed the thing up between us it couldn't have been any neater, could it?
The repast was simple, but plenteous, and nothing could be neater than the manner in which it was served.
1540s, "clean, free from dirt," from Anglo-French neit, Middle French net "clear, pure" (12c.), from Latin nitidus "well-favored, elegant, trim," literally "gleaming," from nitere "to shine," from PIE root *nei- "to shine" (cf. Middle Irish niam "gleam, splendor," niamda "shining;" Old Irish noib "holy," niab "strength;" Welsh nwyfiant "gleam, splendor").
Meaning "inclined to be tidy" is from 1570s. Of liquor, "straight," c.1800, from meaning "unadulterated" (of wine), which is first attested 1570s. Informal sense of "very good" first recorded 1934 in American English; variant neato is teenager slang, first recorded 1968. Related: Neatly; neatness.
"ox, bullock, cow," Old English neat "ox, beast, animal," from Proto-Germanic *nautam "thing of value, possession" (cf. Old Frisian nat, Middle Dutch noot, Old High German noz, Old Norse naut), from PIE root *neud- "to make use of, enjoy."