of good quality, like a Swiss watch. An expression used on campus in the USA since around 2000.
inferior, useless. Viz comic's Profanisaurus records this usage in 1999. It may be an irony, or just possibly related to a Victorian use of Swiss to mean bogus or exaggerated, as in a 'Swiss Admiral'.

Contemporary slang . 2014.


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