spanking new

(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

very new; just purchased and never before used. My car is spanking 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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Bloom County: Brand Spanking New Day is a new compilation of Bloom County comic strips, brimming with over-the-top craziness and outright absurdity.
// Brand spanking new GORGEOUS buildout with all the bells and whistles // Unique niched concept is a relief from all other Orlando night clubs // New sound, lighting, POS, and other equipment all included // 2013 P&L is annualized, and sales are going up!
G-Technology has just announced the spanking new G-Drive Pro that boasts of Thunderbolt capability, where this could very well be your next purchase candidate when it comes to a compact, desktop external hard drive which will offer hard drive capacity alongside the benefits of SSD-like performance.
Summary: The Dubai Police's spanking new Ferrari patrol car zoomed out for duties on Thursday with Lt-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police saying it would be used by women in the police force.
The fact that our spanking new minister previously got booted after he claimed pounds 100,000 on his expenses to fund a flat for his lover is now all forgiven and forgotten.
She has signed a development deal with 20th Century Fox TV for a brand spanking new half-hour comedy.
Saturdays star Mollie King was happily making her entrance to a bash at the Design Museum, London, when in walks ex-boyfriend David Gandy, with brand spanking new girlfriend Sarah Ann Macklin on his arm.
QI'M retired and want to treat myself to a spanking new car.
IT'S gallery week this week with the Tate launching its new Alice in Wonderland show and Open Eye unveiling its spanking new Mann Island headquarters with work from three different photographers.
MARCO'S KITCHEN BURNOUT ITV1, 9pm In this brand spanking new series, Marco Pierre White trains three celebrities to run a restaurant kitchen in three days.
As well as raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, trying a spanking new make-up brand is definitely one of our favourite things.
Sunderland's finest, the Future heads, were sandwiched between CSS and MGMT on the MTV Spanking New Music Tour and battled against poor sound to put in a blistering display.
MANCHESTER CITY'S Micah Richards didn't seem too bothered about the parking ticket slapped on his spanking new, pounds 76,000 Range Rover Vogue outside top Manchester store Kendall's this week - he simply tore it up and chucked it in the bin.
The opposing thesis--that we learn to earn, that education is but a set of skills to help us vanquish obstacles and opponents, and that history is merely a catalogue of characters and events that we may endlessly reinterpret and rearrange to our own ends and amusement--is glibly advanced by the school's spanking new history tutor Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore).
15, danced for the most part with a naturalness and ease that made it look flesh and spanking new. Staged by Francia Russell, who restored some details lost since its 1956 premiere, the precisely patterned, intensely musical ballerina variations in particular were technically impeccable and joyfully danced.