slam-bang


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slam-bang

 (slăm′băng′)
adv. & adj. Slang
1. With force and much noise: drove slam-bang through the barricade; a slam-bang collision.
2. With heedless speed; slapdash.
3. With vigorous relentless action and pace: a thriller that proceeds slam-bang to its conclusion; a slam-bang movie car chase.

slam-bang

adv
1. another word (esp US) for slap-bang
2. informal US carelessly; recklessly

slam′-bang′



adv.
1. with noisy violence.
2. quickly and carelessly; slapdash.
adj.
3. noisy and violent.
4. excitingly fast-paced, esp. in a noisy and violent way: a slam-bang movie.
5. slapdash.
6. outstanding; excellent.
[1830–40, Amer.]
slam′-bang′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slam-bang - violent and sudden and noisy; "a slam-bang collision"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
violent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"
Adv.1.slam-bang - in a careless or reckless manner; "the shelves were put up slapdash"
2.slam-bang - with heedless speed; "yachts ran slap-bang into the convoy at 15 knots an hour"
3.slam-bang - in a violent or sudden or noisy manner; "the pans fell slam-bang and woke the whole house"
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