Meaning of slam-bang

slam-bang

Pronunciation: (slam'bang'), [key]
— adv. Informal.
  1. with noisy violence: He drove slam-bang through the garage door.
  2. quickly and carelessly; slapdash.
—adj.
  1. noisy and violent.
  2. excitingly fast-paced, esp. in a noisy and violent way; action-filled; thrilling: a slam-bang ending to the movie.
  3. vigorous and fast but careless; slapdash.
  4. outstanding or powerful; excellent: a slam-bang keynote address.
—v.i.
  1. to act or proceed in a chaotic or disorderly fashion: The children slam-banged into the furniture.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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