American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Slang With force and much noise: drove slam-bang through the barricade; a slam-bang collision.
- adv. Slang With heedless speed; slapdash.
- adv. Slang With vigorous relentless action and pace: a thriller that proceeds slam-bang to its conclusion; a slam-bang movie car chase.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as slap-bang.
- To move with violence or noise.
- adj. onomatopoeia Noisy, raucous.
- adj. Violent, forceful
- adj. Impressive, exciting.
- adv. Shot or hit with a noise
- n. onomatopoeia Noisy activity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. colloq. With great violence; with a slamming or banging noise.
- adv. with heedless speed
- adv. in a careless or reckless manner
- adj. violent and sudden and noisy
- adv. in a violent or sudden or noisy manner
“Carlo Jr. recently turned part of the building into a fancy micro-beer retail shop, which his father thinks is a slam-bang idea.”
“As directed by David Kaplan (who did such an nice job with 2008's Year of the Fish), Today's Special takes the softer approach to setting up jokes and conflicts rather than the slam-bang technique favored by larger studio films.”
“The movie settles into a series of ho-hum conflicts and complications, and the requisite slam-bang ending is perfunctory at best.”
“After five weeks of working on our project, visiting with family and friends, and a slam-bang tour of the South, I began my return trip.”
“Even most forms of neorealism don't put much emphasis on plot -- writers having sensibly concluded there's no point in competing with movies for the slam-bang scenario -- and what would be the point of laboriously describing in a synopsis the details of character and setting that the reader simply has to encounter in the finished work?”
“John Caird's stage direction avoided the kind of slam-bang climaxes often seen in musicals thanks, in large part, to the show's subtle lighting changes.”
“Appeasing the fans is an overarching theme this season for NASCAR, which relaxed the rules for bump-drafting at Daytona and has encouraged drivers to embrace more slam-bang action while displaying their emotions.”
“Although this bill isn't a slam-bang solution to the problem of foreign currency manipulation especially by China, it's a big step in the right direction.”
“What is ironical about the slam-bang approach is that few players come to the net anymore, even after their rocketing serves.”
“This is no longer the case; today our young players are learning the game only on hardcourts, a surface that not only stresses a slam-bang game but also exacts a brutal toll on players 'knees and feet.”
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