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Origin of bang-up
Words nearby bang-up
Example sentences from the Web for bang-up
Yes, if only he had gone to Harvard or Yale like our last four presidents, who have done such a bang-up job running the country.
After all, the House GOP did a bang-up job of controlling spending when they had unified control of Washington, just a decade ago.Sequester Misfire: Eric Cantor’s World of Warcraft Nonsense|John Avlon|February 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But of course no visit to Hollywood would be complete without a bang-up, star-studded gala.
We've got most twelve dollars towards it, an' I know of a man what'll sell out a bang-up good place for a hundred an' fifty.An Amateur Fireman|James Otis
Editor DeWitt took it for granted she would bring in a bang-up story when she returned to the newspaper office.Whispering Walls|Mildred A. Wirt
But it's the only one of my half-dozen that has a bang-up bosom.The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig|David Graham Phillips
There's no use doin' this thing if it ain't done in bang-up style.Shifting Sands|Sara Ware Bassett
"For a bang-up dinner when you get to London," he whispered.Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons
British Dictionary definitions for bang-up
Idioms and Phrases with bang-up
Damage, injure, as in Banging up the car a second time will make Dad very unhappy, or Mother fell down the stairs and was all banged up. The verb to bang alone had this meaning from the 1500s on, up being added in the late 1800s. In the early 1800s it gave rise to the colloquial adjective bang-up, for excellent or very successful, as in David did a bang-up job baking the birthday cake.