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bang-up

[bang-uhp]
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adjective Informal.
  1. excellent; extraordinary.
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Origin of bang-up

First recorded in 1800–10; adj. use of verb phrase bang up
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  • Ah Sin who brings you this is a bang-up cook, and I am sending him to you to get a job.

    The Free Range

    Francis William Sullivan

  • He was a "bang-up" cook, barring a heavy hand at first with chile and onions.

  • But it's the only one of my half-dozen that has a bang-up bosom.

  • "For a bang-up dinner when you get to London," he whispered.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

  • There's no use doin' this thing if it ain't done in bang-up style.

    Shifting Sands

    Sara Ware Bassett