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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-\
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Origin of SPICK-AND-SPAN

short for spick-and-span-new, from obsolete English spick spike + English and + span-new
First Known Use: 1665
SPICK-AND-SPAN Defined for Kids

spick–and–span

adjective \ˌspik-ən-ˈspan\

Definition of SPICK-AND-SPAN for Kids

1
:  quite new and unused
2
:  very clean and neat

Variants of SPICK-AND-SPAN

spick–and–span or spic–and–span \ˌspik-ən-ˈspan\

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