slap bang

slap bang
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Slap bang is used in expressions such as slap bang in the middle of somewhere to mean exactly in that place. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

Of course, slap-bang in the middle of town the rents are high.

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  • slap|bang — «SLAP BANG», adverb, adjective. –adv. 1. without delay; immediately. 2. without due consideration or regard to the consequences: »He was bent on getting the Army slapbang into the Air Force s business of long range strategic attack (Time). –adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • slap-bang — [slap′baŋ′] adv. [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] suddenly; violently …   English World dictionary

  • slap-bang — /slap bang /, adv. Brit. Informal. slam bang. * * * …   Universalium

  • slap-bang — /slæp ˈbæŋ/ (say slap bang) adverb Colloquial 1. Also, slam bang. with a violent suddenness. 2. exactly; precisely; just: slap bang in the middle …  

  • slap-bang — adverb 1. directly or immediately it hit slap bang in the middle 2. in a violent or sudden or noisy manner the pans fell slam bang and woke the whole house • Syn: ↑slam bang …   Useful english dictionary

  • slap bang — adverb Exactly, precisely Nick Clegg at the NUS conference April 2010; I hope your conference is going to go well. Youve certainly chosen a great time to hold it – slap bang in the middle of a general election campaign. Syn: just, right, slap,… …   Wiktionary

  • slap-bang — see slap bang …   English dictionary

  • slap-bang — UK / US adverb British informal exactly in a particular position There was a sofa slap bang in the middle of the room …   English dictionary

  • Slap Bang with Ant & Dec — Infobox Television show name = Slap Bang with Ant Dec caption = format = Live entertainment picture format = 16:9 runtime = 60mins (inc. commercials) creator = starring = Ant Dec channel = ITV first aired = June last aired = July 2001 num series …   Wikipedia

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