‘Neat’ is a word I recently came across in an article on gin, and it made me think about the different ways in which we use this English word.

‘Neat’ is an adjective which we often use to describe someone, something or a place and means clean, tidy and orderly. I am a minimalist and love nothing more than having a neat and orderly home (it drives my husband Will mad!). Here are a few more examples:

Sarah is very neat and tidy – her home is immaculate!

There are very neat flowerbeds in Bute Park

We can also use the word ‘neat’ to describe something which has been done well. For example:

That cake is beautifully decorated – what a neat job!

She has written her wedding invitations in beautiful, neat handwriting

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