a bang up job

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a bang up job

A compliment used to describe the successful completion of a task. Considering his young age and small stature, Billy really did a bang up job building the dog house for his new puppy.
See also: bang, job, up
References in classic literature ?
I was a man now, and I made a clean sweep of everything that bound me to my boyhood.
You anarchists should make it clear that you are perfectly determined to make a clean sweep of the whole social creation.
It might be the making of our fortune to make a clean sweep of them both.
In the late fall of that year Emil Gluck made a clean sweep of the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Florida.
We will make a clean sweep of all these psychological points, of a suspicion against you, so that your crime will appear to have been something like an aberration, for in truth it was an aberration.
There were barns and peasants' cabins to destroy, and pits full of potatoes and beetroot; the army had been without vitual, and now it fairly ran riot, the first comers, as you might expect, making a clean sweep of everything.