just like that--just that fast; quickly, simply, easily, predictably the desired outcome is achieved; shortened version of bada bing, bada bang, bada boom; even shorter version is: bada bing


  • First known origin 1965: "They never let go the envelopes. Ya gotta pull—bada-bing-a-bada-bang-a-bada-bing!" -P. Cooper, Italian Wedding in Our Hero (transcription of sound recording of comedy routine) (O.E.D. Archive); Then in 1972 from the movie: "You've gotta get up close like this and bada-bing! you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit." -J. Caan in M. Puzo, Godfather (transcribed from film); In the late 1980's the phrase gained popularity and was also later popularized by the The Sopranos TV show and many quotes in different versions or forms can be cited in the 1990s and beyond. In general, credit is mostly given to Italian immigrants for this expression's origins.

This box of cake mix is so easy. Just add water to the cake mix, pop it in the oven, and bada bing, bada boom you just made a cake

Submitted by TriplePurple on June 24, 2024


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