in good order; trim: shipshape and Bristol fashion.
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Origin of Bristol fashion
1830–40; after Bristol, England
Words nearby Bristol fashion
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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.Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine|Edward A. Freeman
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
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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