as neat as a new pin

As neat as a new pin
This idiom means tidy and clean.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • neat as a new pin — shined and polished, like new …   English contemporary dictionary

  • As neat as a new pin —   This idiom means tidy and clean …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • as neat as a new pin —    This idiom means tidy and clean.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • neat — I. /nit / (say neet) adjective 1. in a pleasingly orderly condition: a neat room. 2. habitually orderly in appearance, etc. 3. of a simple, pleasing appearance: a neat cottage. 4. cleverly effective in character or execution: a neat scheme. 5.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • neat — [adj1] arranged well, uncluttered accurate, apple pie order*, chic*, correct, dainty, dapper, elegant, exact, fastidious, finical, finicky, immaculate, in good order, in good shape, methodical, natty, neat as a pin*, nice, orderly, precise, prim …   New thesaurus

  • neat — neat, tidy, trim, trig, snug, shipshape, spick and span mean manifesting care and orderliness. Neat through all its variations in sense keeps as its basic implication clearness, such as the clearness from dirt or soil that is manifest chiefly in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • neat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. tidy, orderly; compact, trim, shapely; pure, unmixed; deft, skillful, adroit; pat, felicitous. See cleanness, simpleness, order.Ant., messy, disorderly. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Clean and orderly] …   English dictionary for students

  • clean — [adj1] not dirty; uncluttered apple pie order*, blank, bright, cleansed, clear, delicate, dirtless, elegant, faultless, flawless, fresh, graceful, hygienic, immaculate, laundered, neat, neat as a button*, neat as a pin*, orderly, pure, sanitary,… …   New thesaurus

  • orderly — [adj1] methodical, organized alike, all together, arranged, businesslike, careful, clean, conventional, correct, exact, fixed, formal, framed, in apple pie order*, in good shape, in order, in shape, methodic, neat, neat as button*, neat as pin*,… …   New thesaurus

  • tidy — [adj1] clean, neat apple pie order*, businesslike, chipper*, cleanly, in good shape, methodical, neat as a pin*, ordered, orderly, shipshape*, sleek, snug, spick and span*, spruce, systematic, to rights*, trim, uncluttered, well groomed, well… …   New thesaurus

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