class act


: an example of outstanding quality or prestige

Examples of class act in a Sentence

She's a real class act on and off the soccer field.
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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of class act was in 1976

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Cite this Entry

“Class act.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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