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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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While ShipShape previously offered reimbursement for hijack/kidnap response arranged by the customer, this new endorsement significantly boosts available liability limits and is accompanied by world-renowned security advisors and crisis response experts, said Mr.
It could cost more than $300 million to get the vessel shipshape. But, says Margiotti, "This one's worth it."
To keep Brunswick shipshape, Larson is relying on the double-digit sales pickup the company enjoyed from Life Fitness exercise equipment, Mongoose bicycles, and Igloo coolers.
A shipshape safety rail made of boat hardware edges one side of this small stairway in Playa del Rey, California.
Bristol's shipshape BRISTOL DE MAI will be "a formidable opponent to anyone" in Saturday's Betfair Chase, the grey's trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies claimed.
We love the tomato red Shipshape. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Shipshape, PS25 (FeelUnique.com).
Danny Heritage was on board helping keep everything shipshape when the vessel left Great Yarmouth on its journey up the East coast of Britain to reach Middlesbrough on Friday.
BRITAIN''S second oldest preserved lifeboat, the Tyne, has set off on a new voyage to be made shipshape.
4&5 Get the look Boys in blue Colin and Justin turn a tired galley kitchen into a shipshape cooking space with added sparkle 6 Just do it Give your garden a low-maintenance makeover so you can sit back and enjoy the summer come rain or shine, plus tips for your home from DIY Donny.
HMS Liverpool was in the wet dock and the foreman of the sailor gang asked me to go over to the ship a couple of times a week and slacken the mooring ropes because of the high tides and check everything was shipshape. I felt so proud standing behind the wheel of the 'greyhound of the sea' after servicing eight years on the QE2 in Cunard.
LOOKING SHIPSHAPE: Crew from HMS Blyth arrive in the town after their 120-mile run from Rosyth
Get your bedroom and ensuite shipshape with Lagune laminate flooring in Natural Varnished Oak Shipdeck (right)
A RUNDOWN piece of inner city land has been turned into a shipshape play area for children.
MY PLAICE OR YOURS: Kelly as mermaid Picture: MATT POVER' JOY AHOY: She would frill as a deckhand' WE LIKE HER A YACHT: Leggy Kelly looks shipshape Picture: CELEBRITY PICTURES.CO.UK
Keeping her shipshape wouldn't be difficult as there would be ample volunteers from the area.