bang on

adjective

Definition of bang on

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British
: exactly correct or appropriate

bang on

verb

Definition of bang on (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

British, informal
: to talk repeatedly or continuously about something usually used with about I love fatherhood—I could bang on about kids forever.— Guy Ritchie

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Synonyms & Antonyms for bang on

Synonyms: Adjective

accurate, correct, dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veracious

Antonyms: Adjective

false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong

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Examples of bang on in a Sentence

Adjective

a London theatre critic who can generally be relied upon for his bang on assessments of new plays in the West End

First Known Use of bang on

Adjective

1943, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1979, in the meaning defined above

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