|A School For Grown Children II ii: sir a.: Where is your master? but.: Oh, snug! he’s invisible at the inn, if you want to see him.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
2. (Aus.) smart.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 22 May 4/4: He looks as snug and natty as ever, and ‘does’ Queen-street as jauntily as heretofore.|
SE in slang uses
all is quiet.
|New Canting Dict. n.p.: All’s snug; All’s quiet; used by Villains, when every thing is silent, and they hear no body stir to oppose their intended Rogueries.|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. 1725].|
|, ,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|Cumberland Pacquet 9 July 4/4: ‘‘Sheepface and I will hold the back door open for you [...] and all’s snug’.|
|Era (London) 3 June 3/4: Sly old dog. I likes him for his cunning in keeping the whole thing snug.|
|Recoll. Sea-Wanderer 42: The lad thought that he had all snug, but Mr. Samuels had his eye on him all the time.|