slap-bang


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Related to slap-bang: slap down, backslap, slap on the back

slap-bang

adv
1. in a violent, sudden, or noisy manner. US equivalent: slam-bang
2. directly or immediately: slap-bang in the middle.
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Adv.1.slap-bang - directly or immediately; "it hit slap-bang in the middle"
2.slap-bang - in a violent or sudden or noisy manner; "the pans fell slam-bang and woke the whole house"
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Translations

slap-bang

[ˈslæpˈbæŋ] ADV (Brit) → justo, exactamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

slap-bang

[ˌslæpˈbæŋ] adv (esp Brit) (fam) he ran slap-bang into the doorha preso in pieno la porta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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