Definition of Bristol fashion in English:

Bristol fashion

adjective

British
informal, dated
  • [predicative] In good order; neat and clean.

    ‘it gave him pleasure to keep things shipshape and Bristol fashion’
    • ‘Except for a few humidity-induced twinges, I'm feeling all ship-shape and Bristol fashion.’
    • ‘As well as making sure everything is shipshape and Bristol fashion, the crew will be involved in a great deal of entertaining.’
    • ‘She was keen to make things ship shape but, alas, things were never Bristol fashion.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: originally in nautical use, referring to the commercial prosperity brought to Bristol by its shipping.

Pronunciation:

Bristol fashion

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