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Ship shape and Bristol fashion

Posted by ESC on January 21, 2005

In Reply to: Ship shape and Bristol fashion posted by Rubber duck on January 21, 2005

: Hi, my boss told me to clean up after my job and leave it Ship shape and Bristol fashion.I know what it means but can anybody tell me were it orginated from.
: Thanks

Meaning
Ready to go.

Origin
From the reputation the port of Bristol had for preparing ships for sail in good order.