Context (New York Times):

Still, rooms were large by the city’s pint-size standards, service was sharp, and for the moment, they offer some of the best values around.

Does sharp here mean definition 20 (shrewd to the point of dishonesty) in Dictionary.com?


No, it means punctual in this case.

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  • cf "Quick sharp! Look alive!", as my grandmother used to say. – FumbleFingers Aug 8 '11 at 2:13

Oxford English Dictionary:

7. As a general term of approbation. orig. U.S. slang.
a. Excellent, fine.

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  • I'm sure it's @JeffSahol's sense that's intended here. – FumbleFingers Aug 8 '11 at 2:14

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