Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Very good; excellent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In fine style; in the best manner; complete; perfect: as, a bang-up entertainment; “task bang-up,”

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  • adjective Especially good; wonderful; superb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very good

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From bang.]

Examples

  • Of course, the people we really scammed ran our newspapers, who never stopped hailing the bang-up job we were doing... which made it feel OK to make more compromises.

    Mark Heisler: Confessions of a Dead Tribune

  • But Kerger already had done a bang-up job, de-clawing the question in her opening remarks, when she noted she's "extremely proud that for the seventh consecutive year, the public has named PBS the nation's most trusted institution, according to a national annual poll conducted by GfK Roper."

    PBS to new Congress: Americans think public TV is second best use of tax dollars

  • Director Sam Holland has done a bang-up job with his debut feature “Zebra Crossings,” a story about four disenchanted UK youths and their hardscrabble lives amongst the blunt concrete apartment buildings in which they live.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Of course, the people we really scammed ran our newspapers, who never stopped hailing the bang-up job we were doing... which made it feel OK to make more compromises.

    Mark Heisler: Confessions of a Dead Tribune

  • Guess that what you get for doing such a bang-up job on the stirringly successful Ross Hunter campaign. blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds

    Last Night « PubliCola

  • Having done such a bang-up job solving Earth's problems, the U.N. is developing a plan to deal with little green men from outer space, London's Sunday Times reports:

    On the Offensive

  • Several opponents of the bill are saying there is a silver lining — that this will allow Republicans, who did such a bang-up job when they last controlled Congress and the Presidency, to get back in power.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » That’s a Pretty Bleak Silver Lining

  • In any case, he's doing a bang-up job of diminishing his presidential prospects.

    Mitch Daniels doubles down on social issues 'truce'

  • Several opponents of the bill are saying there is a silver lining — that this will allow Republicans, who did such a bang-up job when they last controlled Congress and the Presidency, to get back in power.

    Coyote Blog » 2009 » December

  • Of course, the people we really scammed ran our newspapers, who never stopped hailing the bang-up job we were doing... which made it feel OK to make more compromises.

    Mark Heisler: Confessions of a Dead Tribune

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  • excellent

    July 24, 2007