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 Slang.Slap-dash. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Slap-bang,
 
in sport, means that the gun was discharged incessantly; it went slap here and bang there. As a term of laudation it means “very dashing,” both words being playful synonyms of “dashing,” the repetition being employed to give intensity. Slap-bang, here we are again, means, we have “popped” in again without ceremony. Pop, slap, bang, and dash are interchangeable.   1
   Dickens uses the word to signify a low eating-house.   2
        “They lived in the same street, walked to town every morning at the same hour, dined at the same slap-bang every day.”
 


 Slang.Slap-dash. 

 
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