Definition of bang-up in English:



informalNorth American
  • Excellent.

    ‘for a novice, he has done a bang-up job’
    • ‘And they're doing a bang-up job: Corporations are currently turning over 30 percent less of their profits to the taxman than they did 20 years ago.’
    • ‘Instead he's given the keys to newcomer Stephanie Dupont, and while she's still getting the hang of the whole blogging thing, I can safely say she's doing a bang-up job.’
    • ‘I didn't enter anything this week, and Inscrutable American did a bang-up job in presenting the entries.’
    • ‘The final featurette, ‘The Craft of SCTV,’ does a bang-up job of championing the most unsung heroes of the series: the make-up and costuming people.’
    • ‘Short on the ‘why,’ Public Enemies does a bang-up job on the ‘how.’’
    • ‘But we wondered how the Minnesota Department of Transportation could do such a bang-up job building its first rail line while conspiring, it seemed, to keep its location a secret.’
    • ‘Morgan, my other friend San, Morgan's parents, Morgan's two brothers, Morgan's friend Jane from the other Junior High, and I did a bang-up job.’
    • ‘Depardieu is Bernard, the errant spouse in question, and as always this actor does a bang-up job of playing the mop-haired alpha male, forced to accept the all but intolerable burden of being superior.’
    • ‘I mentioned recently that Brash has done a bang-up job of blending the economic liberalism and social conservatism required for a successful National party leader.’
    • ‘He can definitely feed and bathe himself and no doubt do a bang-up job of protecting his young from tigers, but let's face it: Evan is simple folk.’
    • ‘I hear you are doing a bang-up job down there in Sicily.’
    • ‘Oh, I think you do a bang-up job of that all on your own.’
    • ‘Katherine Isabelle is making a mark for herself as the wise-beyond-her-years sarcastic adolescent, and again she delivers a bang-up job.’
    • ‘Obviously this is creepy and idiotic, and the First Amendment Project is (as usual) doing a bang-up job bringing these issues to the public.’
    • ‘When Jason Cross joined us, we stuffed a lab bench into his office, and he's done a bang-up job of turning it into a mini-lab.’
    • ‘In spite of that, they do a bang-up job with what they've got.’
    • ‘Signs of global reflation are definitely in the air - credit spreads are narrowing; junk bonds are having a bang-up year; submerging markets have turned back into emerging ones.’
    • ‘Houston is short on good Greek food, and I always figured that peer pressure from the city's close-knit Greek community virtually guaranteed bang-up food from this proud, energetic clan.’
    • ‘Rebecca Taylor consistently does bang-up business, something that is sure to continue when this spring 2004 collection hits the racks in late winter - early spring’
    • ‘Frank is initially a little jealous of his son's new father-figure, but being the all-around bang-up guy that he is, he encourages Danny to get along with Rick for the sake of a peaceful home life.’