bang up

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bang up (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Good.
    He’s doing a bang up job.


to bang up (phrasal verb)

  1. To damage.
    He banged up his new car last night.
  2. To put someone in prison.
    He was so drunk that the police banged him up for the night.


Usage notes[edit]

  • In all senses the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the phrasal verb particle (up).