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informal British attributive
  • (of a meal or celebration) large and sumptuous.

    • ‘a slap-up dinner’
    • ‘Last month, Hilary, 30, celebrated her second Oscar win with a slap-up meal - in a burger bar.’
    • ‘‘I was promised a slap-up meal and a few drinks on them the next time the missus and I go to the races,’ said Peter perking up at the prospect.’
    • ‘It did mean I had to finish the cake, despite the fact I was full to the brim with a slap-up meal, red wine and champers, and felt a little like throwing up.’
    • ‘Tired of forking out your student loan on cultural nonsense instead of senseless drinking and slap-up meals?’
    • ‘Not only that, he was responsible for giving the whole village two slap-up meals per annum.’
    • ‘The winners of our Bride of the Year competition were treated to a slap-up meal thanks to the main sponsors.’
    • ‘For most people Christmas is a happy time for family reunions, presents and a slap-up meal.’
    • ‘He ordered a slap-up meal for himself accompanied by two large bottles of beer.’
    • ‘The loving pair's children gave them a party at the Essex Golf Club, in Eastern Avenue, which included a slap-up dinner and a disco.’
    • ‘I promise my by now sceptical family a slap-up lunch in Paris.’
    lavish, sumptuous, elaborate, expensive, no-expense-spared, fit for a king, princely
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/ˈslap ˌəp/ /ˈslæp ˌəp/