spic-and-span


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spic-and-span

 (spĭk′ən-spăn′)
adj.
Variant of spick-and-span.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spic-and-span - conspicuously new; "shiny brand-new shoes"; "a spick-and-span novelty"
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
2.spic-and-span - completely neat and clean; "the apartment was immaculate"; "in her immaculate white uniform"; "a spick-and-span kitchen"; "their spic red-visored caps"
clean - free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
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spick-and-span

also spic-and-span
adjective
In good order or clean condition:
Chiefly British: tight.
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Our national athletes have to be on their toes at all times, PSC commissioner Jolly Gomez, told scribes covering the lopsided hostilities at the spic-and-span Narcisco Ramos Sports and Civic Center in this Pangasinan capital town.
Now, the community members who took over the pool are appealing for sponsors to help to keep the 84-year-old building that houses the pool looking spic-and-span.
Now, the community members who took over the pool are appealing for sponsors to help keep the 84-year-old building that houses the pool looking spic-and-span.
And for staff and volunteers at Stoneleigh Abbey that means three weeks of painstaking work to ensure the majestic house is spic-and-span ahead of its big Easter re-opening.
Minimize indoor irritants with spic-and-span floors (sweep, mop, and dust often) and fresh bedding.
In the cage of the spic-and-span kitchen she was a rabid animal,