spick-and-span


spick–and–span

adjective \ˌspik-ən(d)-ˈspan, ˌspik-əŋ-\

Definition of SPICK-AND-SPAN

2
:  spotlessly clean

Variants of SPICK-AND-SPAN

spick–and–span or spic–and–span \ˌspik-ən(d)-ˈspan, ˌspik-əŋ-\

Origin of SPICK-AND-SPAN

short for spick-and-span-new, from obsolete English spick spike + English and + span-new
First Known Use: 1665

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