ship|shape «SHIHP SHAYP», adjective, adverb.
in good order; trim: »

We finally got the rocket shipshape just before the admiral in charge of aviation policy arrived (Atlantic).

SYNONYM(S): tidy.
in a trim, neat manner.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ship-shape — (adj.) properly arranged, 1640s, originally according to the fashion of a (sailing) ship, where neatness is a priority and the rigging must be serviceable and stowed properly; from SHIP (Cf. ship) (n.) + SHAPE (Cf. shape) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ship-shape — a. Well arranged, neat, trim, tidy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ship shape — adj. in good condition; functioning well …   English slang

  • ship·shape — /ˌʃıpˈʃeıp/ adj, not used before a noun : clean, neat, and tidy : organized and in good condition I like to keep my car shipshape. Everything had to be shipshape before we could sell the house …   Useful english dictionary

  • ship-shape — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ship shape and Bristol fashion — Meaning Ready to go. Origin From the reputation the port of Bristol had for preparing ships for sail in good order …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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  • shape — re·shape; shape; shape·ful; shape·less; shape·li·ness; shape·ly; trans·shape; mis·shape; ship·shape; shape·less·ly; shape·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • shape up or ship out — If someone has to shape up or ship out, they have to improve or leave their job, organisation, etc …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Ship Island (Mississippi) — Ship Island is the collective name for two barrier islands off the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, part of Gulf Islands National Seashore: East Ship Island and West Ship Island. Hurricane Camille split the once single island into 2 separate islands in …   Wikipedia