Which means that they do a smash-up job of planning that extra special, over-the-top anniversary or birthday extravaganza.
Mebbe he didnt lie; mebbe Bunol changed his plan after that runaway and smash-up.
Then came the smash-up at Avonmouth, and my mother liked them less and less.
And as for carrying capacityI dont intend to tempt the fates, or run the risk of a smash-up likewho was it?
Why, the smash-up of the Sisters' title,—didn't you hear that?
"Skid, collision, run-over, smash-up—" Merry began helpfully.
In this case there was a "smash-up," for Tom James was not always sleeping and drinking.
Nine runaways out of ten begin with carelessness; once started there is no help this side of a smash-up.
As they learned later a defective rail had caused the smash-up.
He knew Bumpus, and his capacity for doing the wrong thing, and meant to take no chances of having a smash-up.
1725, "hard blow," from smash (v.). Meaning "broken-up condition" is from 1798; that of "failure, financial collapse" is from 1839. Tennis sense is from 1882. Meaning "great success" is from 1923 ("Variety" headline, Oct. 16, in reference to Broadway productions of "The Fool" and "The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly").