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slap-up (comparative more slap-up, superlative most slap-up)

  1. (informal) Excellent, first-class.
    • 1840, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Paris Sketchbook
      "Isn't she a slap-up woman, eh, now?" pursued he; and began enumerating her attractions, as a horse-jockey would the points of a favourite animal.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
      "You take me somewhere where we can get a regular slap-up lunch. All this is the very worst thing for my nerves." -- "Lavenue's is about the best place round here," answered Philip.
    • 1842 December – 1844 July, Charles Dickens, “(please specify the chapter name)”, in The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1844, OCLC 977517776:
      'D'ye know a slap-up sort of button, when you see it?' said the youth. 'Don't look at mine, if you ain't a judge, because these lions' heads was made for men of men of taste: not snobs.'
    • 2003, Anthony Ham, Paul Greenway, Damien Simonis, Jordan
      If you add the cost of occasional chartered taxis, souvenirs, a splurge every now and then on a slap-up meal or a mid-range hotel []