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(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.
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spank the monkey

slang Of a male, to masturbate. A: "Why is he all embarrassed today?" B: "Oh, his crush walked in on him spanking the monkey. How horrifying is that?"
See also: monkey, spank

(brand) spanking new

very new; just purchased and never before used. My car is spanking new. Look at that brand spanking new car!
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(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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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.”
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About three-fourths of pediatricians did not support the use of spanking and most perceived that their colleagues did not support it either.
He said all 14 incumbent village chairs and 12 other candidates for village chair in his town favored the use of paddles instead of rifle butts in spanking violators.
(2016), less than half of medical center staff agreed that spanking is harmful to children.
The study, which uses a statistical technique to approximate random assignment, indicated that this increase in behaviour problems cannot be attributed to various characteristics of the child, the parents, or the home environment - rather, it seems to be the specific result of spanking.
Spanking is also associated with an increase in antisocial behavior regardless of the extent to which parents provide emotional support and cognitive stimulation.
A history of spanking from parents was associated with adult antisocial behavior, adult mental health problems, and adult support for physical punishment.
And its not only the NFL enablers who now defend spanking. Last week, syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents be "assisted in the development of methods other than spanking for managing undesired behavior" and that means you!
Prosecutor Gareth Roberts said that the degradation caused by the spanking was an aggravating feature.
Mr Green said that the wife had given her story to a national newspaper but failed to mention that she had sent him a text two days before the offence which indicated she was willing to engage in adventurous sexual behaviour including spanking.
While spanking is reportedly becoming an a gauche social practice in Canada, the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect documented 18,688 substantiated cases of physical abuse occurring in Canada in 2008, of which just over half (54%) involved a child being hit with a hand, including slapping and spanking.
spanking and correcting misbehaviour in other ways can help that happen," Straus says.
The primordial violence; spanking children, psychological development, violence, and crime.
This secondary analysis of data from a longitudinal cohort of 1,933 families across the United States could not establish whether spanking exerts a direct effect on cognitive and emotional development "through stress, trauma, or other physiologic or neural processes, or whether spanking is simply an indirect proxy for other unmeasured parenting practices that negatively affect cognitive development."
Darling one, it's just as well you aren't here as you would probably have to spank me hard - but what a heavenly spanking!