- in full shipshape and Bristol fashion) orig. Naut. with all in good order.
* * *adjectiveUsage: usually capitalized B
spick-and-span, shipshape and Bristol fashion — Jack Lusby
* * *in good order; trim: shipshape and Bristol fashion.[1830-40; after BRISTOL, England]
* * *Bristol fashion adverbIn good order, esp in the phrase shipshape and Bristol fashion• • •Main Entry: ↑Bristol
* * *Bristol fashion,British. in good order: »
After spring cleaning, all was shipshape and Bristol fashion.
* * *in good order or neat and clean
all shipshape and Bristol fashionWord Origin:[Bristol fashion] mid 19th cent.: originally in nautical use, referring to the commercial prosperity brought to Bristol by its shipping.
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Bristol fashion — in good order; trim: shipshape and Bristol fashion. [1830 40; after BRISTOL, England] * * * … Universalium
Bristol fashion — adjective Etymology: Bristol, England Date: 1823 being in good order ; shipshape … New Collegiate Dictionary
Bristol fashion — adjective Brit. informal, dated in good order. Origin C19: orig. in naut. use, referring to the prosperity brought to the English port of Bristol by its shipping … English new terms dictionary
Bristol fashion — /ˈbrɪstl fæʃən/ (say bristl fashuhn) adjective all in order; shipshape; with perfect efficiency and neatness … Australian English dictionary
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shipshape and bristol fashion — If things are shipshape and Bristol fashion, they are in perfect working order … The small dictionary of idiomes
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Shipshape and Bristol fashion — If things are shipshape and Bristol fashion, they are in perfect working order … Dictionary of English idioms
ship shape and Bristol fashion — Meaning Ready to go. Origin From the reputation the port of Bristol had for preparing ships for sail in good order … Meaning and origin of phrases
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