Definition of corking in English:



dated, informal
  • Very good; excellent.

    ‘cars in corking condition’
    • ‘Up until this morning, this was - as I am sure you will agree - a corking idea.’
    • ‘Somehow these two elements were combined in a corking afternoon's football at Dens Park yesterday that demonstrated Scottish football still has a pulse.’
    • ‘He caught me with a corking right upper cut - I didn't know whether I was in Manchester or Las Vegas for a split second.’
    • ‘Two corking matches tomorrow and Tuesday, for starters.’
    • ‘Eyebrow-raising in print, they sound gripping here because of Andrews' glorious dagger-through-honey vocals, which combine with occasional strings and his band's raw passion to produce a corking debut.’
    excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstanding
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