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Slap-up

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Prime slap-up or slap-bang-up. Very exquisite or dashing. Here slap is a playful synonym of dashing, and “up” is the Latin super, as in “superfine.” The dress of a dandy or the equipage of an exquisite is “slap-up,” “prime slap-up,” or “slap-bang-up.”

“[The] more slap-up still have the shields painted on the panels with the coronet over.”—Thackeray.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Sky-blue
Sky-rakers
Skye (Isle of)
Skylark
Skylark
Slander, Offence
Slang
Slang
Slap-bang
Slap-dash
Slap-up
Slate
Slate Club (A)
Slate One (To)
Slating (A)
Slave
Sleave
Sleck-stone
Sledge-hammer
Sleep (Anglo-Saxon slæpen)
Sleep like a Top