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.
Felix is still neat as a pin and annoying as hell, having gone through three contentious marriages and continuing sinus difficulties.
Their house is small but neat as a pin, with a lawn as green as any pool table and twice as flat,'' Andrews said.