They both hit the floor and went slithering across it to bang up against the opposite wall.
Well, if you did know him, you'd know that he's just the man we want; bang up; made for it.
“This is bang up, Bob,” said Tom Flannery, smacking his lips.
As in England, we will be bang up against an industrial awakening that will mark an epoch.
Besides, Ted knew what it meant to bang up against a tree in the dark, and knock the skin off one's nose.
You're bang up against reality--you're going clean into it--and the sense of it's exquisite.
And if you don't get top enough on your own ball you will not follow through, however hard you bang up against the other.
This night I succeeded in getting a "bang up" supper—a cooked meal—at a reb farm-house.
He helped me put the horse away in good shape, and then got me a regular "bang up" supper despite the late hour.
1540s, "to strike hard with a loud blow," from a Scandinavian sourse akin to Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" of echoic origin. Slang meaning "have sexual intercourse with" first recorded 1937. Bang-up "excellent, first-rate," 1820, probably shortened from phrase bang up to the mark. The noun is recorded from late 16c.
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper
[T.S. Eliot, "Hollow Men," 1925]
Bang (bāng, bäng), Bernhard Lauritz Frederik. 1848-1932.
Danish veterinarian who discovered Brucella abortus, the agent of brucellosis in cattle and of undulant fever in humans.
Precisely; exactly: bang on the hour (1820s+)
[late 1980s+ Los Angeles gangs; from the rhyme, but influenced by gang bang, ''serial sex act done by a group of males to one woman'']
Excellent; superior: I have some bang-up gin/ You've done a bang-up job on that report, Smythe (1830s+ British)