Definition of slap-up in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslap ˌəp/


[attributive] informal, chiefly British
(Of a meal or celebration) large and sumptuous: a slap-up dinner
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  • Last month, Hilary, 30, celebrated her second Oscar win with a slap-up meal - in a burger bar.
  • ‘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.
  • 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.

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