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Neat as you please

Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 06, 2001

In Reply to: Neat as you please posted by Denis on November 05, 2001

: I have seen this phrase "neat as you please" a few times. Does anybody know it's exact meaning and origin?
: Thanks,
: Denis.

I found your phrase on a lot of UK websites having to do with legal details on court cases as in "The prosecution team brought in all the papers and evidence and placed them on the table, as neat as you please."
This was the general sense I saw on a dozen or so websites where your phrase was used---a description of something or a circumstance that is well organized and properly put together.
I have no idea where your phrase originated.