Tag: Smashing

The word smashing is used in common parlance in the United Kingdom and Australia to denote that something is well done. It has its origin in the Irish or Scottish Gaelic phrase “is maith sin” (Irish gaelic) or ‘is math sin’ (Scots gaelic), meaning ‘that’s good’. It was used in its native Irish form by 19th-century Irish navvies in England and anglicised into its current form. An example of its use is ‘That’s a smashing piece of work’