(brand) spanking new

(brand) spanking new

Totally new; never before used. This computer is brand spanking new, so I just don't understand how it can have such terrible performance issues. The company just completed construction on their spanking new headquarters in Virginia.
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brand spanking new

A more emphatic way to say "new." Nope, I have a brand spanking new phone now, so I shouldn't be dropping calls anymore.
See also: brand, new, spanking
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(brand) spanking new

very new; just purchased and never before used. My car is spanking new. Look at that brand spanking new car!
See also: new, spanking
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

(brand) spanking new

mod. completely new; brand new. Look at that brand spanking new car!
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spanking new

verb
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

spanking new

Brand-new, completely novel. This phrase uses spanking in the sense of “very” or “exceedingly,” a usage dating from the late 1800s. Its origin is unknown, for it has nothing to do with the act of beating or slapping. F. Scott Fitzgerald used it in The Great Gatsby (1925), “The house . . . was a colossal affair . . . spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy.”
See also: new, spanking
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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