top drawer
noun Date: 1905 the highest level of society, authority, or excellence • top-drawer adjective

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  • top-drawer — • top drawer • topflight • topnotch See: top drawer adj informal Of the best; or most important kind. Mary s art work was top drawer material. Mr. Rogers is a top drawer executive and gets a very high salary …   Словарь американских идиом

  • top-drawer — [täp′drôr′] adj. of first importance, privilege, etc. * * * top drawer (tŏpʹdrôrʹ) adj. Of the highest importance, rank, privilege, or merit. * * * …   Universalium

  • top drawer — top drawer, adj. the highest level in rank, excellence, or importance: a musician strictly out of the top drawer. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • top-drawer — adj [only before noun] informal of the highest quality ▪ England need to produce a top drawer performance if they want to win this match …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • top-drawer — adjective MAINLY BRITISH of high quality or social class: a top drawer performance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • top drawer — top′ drawer′ n. the highest level in status, excellence, or importance • Etymology: 1900–05 top′ drawer′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • top drawer — ► NOUN informal ▪ high social position or class. ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ of the highest quality or social class …   English terms dictionary

  • top-drawer — [täp′drôr′] adj. of first importance, privilege, etc …   English World dictionary

  • top-drawer — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) adjective Etymology: top drawer 1. : of the highest social level top drawer socialites whom he has escorted Life 2. : of the highest level of rank, excellence, or importance the top drawer …   Useful english dictionary

  • top drawer — noun : the highest level of society, authority, or excellence has a low social opinion of the … ruling class who do not come out of the top drawer V.S.Pritchett the majority of critics currently place him in the top drawer Granville Hicks * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Top Drawer — Infobox Album | Name = Top Drawer Type = Album Artist = Mel Tormé | Released = 1983 Recorded = May 1983 Genre = Jazz Length = 38:41 Label = Concord Records Producer = Carl Jefferson Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5… …   Wikipedia

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