spanking new

idiom

informal
: completely new
spanking new sneakers

Examples of spanking new in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The color overlay is a brand spanking new thermal (temperature) map using an infrared detector on the European Venus Express probe, currently orbiting our sister planet. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 9 Apr. 2010 Courtesy of Zoom Like any buzzing business, Zoom’s spanking new London headquarters is managed by a warm and welcoming receptionist. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 10 Aug. 2023 But the 98-room hotel — occupying floors 40 to 45 of a spanking new mixed-use tower above Tokyo Station in the salary-man district of Chiyoda — is also a first for the brand. Christopher Cameron, Robb Report, 16 May 2023 Flicking a switch, General Wootton formally put into service the Air Force’s spanking new communications network, linking Hickam with Fuchu, Japan, and the U.S.’ 250-station, 250,000-mile high speed electronic private wire system, all of it designed, built and installed by Western Union. John Hyatt, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 My Cat looks tiny and out-of-place among the spanking new hot rods parked out front. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Mar. 2023 But with a bit of elbow grease, plus some soap, warm water, and a sponge, that stovetop can look spanking new with an easy cleaning session. Li Goldstein, Bon Appétit, 13 Feb. 2023 Fritz, that is, the brand spanking new baby hippo made his public debut to an adoring crowd of media first, then to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's members. The Enquirer, 18 Aug. 2022 In the project, a 1915 Palazzo-style building overlooking Collegiate Church has been blended with a spanking new 18-story tower to create a development honoring the enclave’s rich architectural significance. Jeffrey Steele, Forbes, 16 May 2022

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“Spanking new.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spanking%20new. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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