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shipshape and Bristol fashion
In perfect order; existing, functioning, or operating exactly as desired, intended, or expected. Primarily heard in UK. Everything is shipshape and Bristol fashion as the hugely anticipated music festival prepares to open. In the face of recent criticism and controversy, the company has had a hard time convincing consumers and investors that its business is shipshape and Bristol ready.
shipshape and Bristol fashionwith everything in good order.
Recorded from the mid 19th century, this term originally referred to the commercial prosperity of the port of Bristol and the good condition of its shipping.