shipshape


shipshape

adjective

  1. in good order; well-arranged; trim or tidy.

adverb

  1. in a shipshape manner.

adjective

  1. neat; orderly

adverb

  1. in a neat and orderly manner
adj.

also ship-shape, “properly arranged,” 1640s, originally “according to the fashion of a (sailing) ship,” where neatness is a priority and the rigging must be serviceable and stowed properly; from ship (n.) + shape (n.).

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