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Bristol fashion

in good order; trim:
shipshape and Bristol fashion.
Origin of Bristol fashion
1830-40; after Bristol, England Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Inside we have a not very successful hallenkirche, three bodies without a clerestory, bristol-fashion.

  • On the decks the boatswain piped his cheerful note, and everything came ship-shape and bristol-fashion for the cruise.

    Pike & Cutlass George Gibbs
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Bristol fashion

adverb, adjective (postpositive)
(nautical) clean and neat, with newly painted and scrubbed surfaces, brass polished, etc
shipshape and Bristol fashion, in good order; efficiently arranged
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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