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 Slap-bang,Slap-up. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Slap-dash.
 
In an off-hand manner. The allusion is to the method of colouring rooms by slapping and dashing the walls, so as to imitate paper. At one time slap-dash walls were very common.   1
 


 Slap-bang,Slap-up. 

 
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