spick-and-span [ spik] ′'n span ′
The definition of spick and span is someone or something that is completely or extremely clean and tidy, with no dirt and nothing out of place.
An example of spick and span is a clean and sterilized hospital room or a room in your home that has just been cleaned and vacuumed from top to bottom.
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adjective new or fresh neat and clean
spick-and-span-new < spick, var. of spike + span-new < ME spon-neowe < ON spān-nȳr < spānn, a chip, shaving + nȳr, new Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
spic-and-span adjective Immaculately clean; spotless. See Synonyms at neat 1. Brand-new; fresh. Origin: Short for obsolete spick and span-new : spick, spike (variant of spike 1) + span-new. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. spick-and-span - Phrases/Idioms
Neat and clean, as in
When Ruth has finished cleaning, the whole house is spick and span. This term combines two nouns that are now obsolete, spick, “a nail” or “spike,” and span, “a wooden chip.” In the 1500s a sailing ship was considered spick and span when every spike and chip was brand-new. The transfer to the current sense took place in the mid-1800s. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.