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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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Seashell frosted glass candle holders, PS10, Look shipshape As crisp as a sail tied to the mast, this is a perfect way to get your bathroom looking shipshape and Bristol fashion.
SHIPSHAPE and Bristol fashion went out of vogue long ago in the city where football is an endangered species.
So come on Coventry City Council, have a word with your neighbours in Rugby and then maybe UHCW could be in shipshape and Bristol fashion, as it is such a massive concern and needs someone at the helm.
The old saying is that everything is shipshape and Bristol fashion .
These strapping Navy lads came ashore to ensure a beauty spot was shipshape and Bristol fashion.
THERE is little which is shipshape and Bristol fashion about Gloucestershire this season and they look hugely vulnerable against local rivals Somerset in the Friends Provident Trophy today.
As the summer season continues, it is foolish to let the work to keep your garden shipshape and Bristol fashion pile up, so this week is the time to consider the following:
I recently wrote how I hoped that Liverpool city centre would be shipshape and Bristol fashion in time for 2008.
1979: Karen Stevens in shipshape and Bristol fashion at the Boat & Leisure Show.
SEAN O'DRISCOLL & JOHN WARD: Managers struggling to avoid the drop SHIPSHAPE and Bristol fashion went out of vogue long ago in the city where football is an endangered species.
Everything's definitely shipshape and Bristol fashion when you climb aboard the Hooters Air jets .