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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.
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shipshape and Bristol fashion

with 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.
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In these eight chapters we are shown that Bristol and its hinterland existed as two solitudes--wary of one another and keeping each other at arm's length.
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