neat as a pin

*neat as a pin

Cliché neat and orderly. (*Also: as ~.) Brad is such a good housekeeper; his apartment is always as neat as a pin. Joanne certainly is well-organized. Her desk is neat as a pin.
See also: neat, pin
References in classic literature ?
They followed the Yellow Hen into the house, which Aunt Em declared was neat as a pin.
She was a plump, black-eyed little woman, neat as a pin, but with a rather tired and care-worn face that looked as if it should have been rosy and jolly.