bang on

See also: bangon

EnglishEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

bang on (comparative more bang on, superlative most bang on)

  1. Precisely accurate; exactly appropriate or fitting.
    • 2005, June A. Valladares, Ideate with June A. Valladares, page 77,
      So I can truly say that God's Perfect Timing is more bang-on than GMT or IST or EST or any other manmade time —He is never too early and He is never too late!
    • 2009, Steven Manners, Valley of Fire, page 22,
      [] A case of gambling addiction — what could be more bang on in a place like Las Vegas?”

PrepositionEdit

bang on

  1. (idiomatic, UK) Exactly at
    I managed to arrive bang on five o’clock.
    She’s bang on the dot, as usual.

VerbEdit

bang on (third-person singular simple present bangs on, present participle banging on, simple past and past participle banged on)

  1. (idiomatic, UK, Australia) To constantly talk about
    I started recycling, just so she’d stop banging on about it to me.
Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 22:20