Bristol fashion


adjective

in good order; trim: shipshape and Bristol fashion.

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Origin of Bristol fashion

1830–40; after Bristol, England
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Example sentences from the Web for Bristol fashion

  • Inside we have a not very successful hallenkirche, three bodies without a clerestory, Bristol-fashion.

  • On the decks the boatswain piped his cheerful note, and everything came ship-shape and Bristol-fashion for the cruise.

    Pike & Cutlass|George Gibbs

British Dictionary definitions for Bristol fashion

Bristol fashion

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

nautical clean and neat, with newly painted and scrubbed surfaces, brass polished, etc
shipshape and Bristol fashion in good order; efficiently arranged
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