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    Itasan is offline Member
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    I wonder if I asked this question before.
    'bang-up' as an adjective meaning 'very good'
    Is it BrE and not used in the US?
    Thank you.

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    In British English one might hear 'bang-on' for very good but it's a bit dated.
    To 'bang-up' someone means to make them pregnant!
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    Or to lock in prison- wonder if they're connected.

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