Definition of "spick-and-span" []

  • Immaculately clean; spotless. See Synonyms at neat1. (adjective)
  • Brand-new; fresh. (adjective)

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Use "spick-and-span" in a sentence
  • "I recommend Villa Taghazoute for social fun, l'Auberge for relaxed backpackers it is spick-and-span clean with great views, and Villa Mandala for an artist/writer/businessperson retreat -- or even to get some work done."
  • "RACHEL DORNHELM: In the spick-and-span kitchen of Vallejo Fire Station 27, the sweet smell of flavored coffee hangs in the air."
  • "Someone from the health department would knock on my door to make sure my kitchen was spick-and-span, as I sold packaged foods."