One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an object) new or as if new.
- ‘Bike lover Tom Hurst's classic dream machine is in mint condition - despite being buried for 34 years under a patio.’
- ‘If, however, you really want your luggage to be first off the plane, and guarantee it arrives in mint condition, pack your kit in a cardboard box tied closed with string.’
- ‘Even in mint condition and in the substantial numbers of pre-Desert Storm days, such rockets represent a very limited threat.’
- ‘It was a late Nineties model 911 Turbo in mint condition.’
- ‘Hidden among papers, magazines, books, and correspondence from a remote age, there are the first three issues, in mint condition, unread and untouched for decades.’
- ‘The three ten-inch records are in mint condition and the sleeve pre-dates the Disney logo, which can only add to its potential value.’
- ‘On the other hand, not only were the shells in mint condition, they were found in bunkers constructed in the late 1990s, proving that they must have been handled relatively recently.’
- ‘Despite the terrible weather that hit the county this week, the surface at the JP O Sullivan Park was in mint condition.’
- ‘It's exceptionally well decorated on the inside and obviously in mint condition.’
- ‘He prides himself on keeping them all in mint condition.’
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