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[attributive] (of a meal or celebration) large and sumptuous.‘a slap-up dinner’
lavish, sumptuous, elaborate, expensive, no-expense-spared, fit for a king, princelyexcellent, splendid, magnificent, marvellous, superb, first-classView synonyms
- ‘It did mean I had to finish the cake, despite the fact I was full to the brim with a slap-up meal, red wine and champers, and felt a little like throwing up.’
- ‘‘I was promised a slap-up meal and a few drinks on them the next time the missus and I go to the races,’ said Peter perking up at the prospect.’
- ‘Tired of forking out your student loan on cultural nonsense instead of senseless drinking and slap-up meals?’
- ‘I promise my by now sceptical family a slap-up lunch in Paris.’
- ‘Not only that, he was responsible for giving the whole village two slap-up meals per annum.’
- ‘He ordered a slap-up meal for himself accompanied by two large bottles of beer.’
- ‘The loving pair's children gave them a party at the Essex Golf Club, in Eastern Avenue, which included a slap-up dinner and a disco.’
- ‘For most people Christmas is a happy time for family reunions, presents and a slap-up meal.’
- ‘The winners of our Bride of the Year competition were treated to a slap-up meal thanks to the main sponsors.’
- ‘Last month, Hilary, 30, celebrated her second Oscar win with a slap-up meal - in a burger bar.’
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