class act

noun

Definition of 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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The never-ending stories of the psychological stresses and success of one kid’s toys, the films in the franchise have always been class acts, earning nine Oscar nominations all told and winning best animated feature for the previous entry in 2011. Kenneth Turan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ grows up but still keeps the joy of toys," 20 June 2019 Always a class act, @Channing_Frye says goodbye to Cleveland and hello to LA. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Review how the Cavaliers dominated the day of deals," 8 Feb. 2018 After his side won the FA Cup final against Manchester United, Cesc Fabregas proved himself a class act by being the first Chelsea player to go over and console the opposition players. SI.com, "Cesc Fabregas Praised for 'Classy' Move After FA Cup Final Victory at Wembley," 20 May 2018 Childers is rarely anything but a class act, in victory and defeat. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Martin Truex Jr. surges into championship picture with deft pit-stop fake-out," 24 June 2018 Meyer is certainly a class act, and there is definite interest in the 22-year-old regarding his future - most notably from Milan, Hoffenheim and clubs in England. SI.com, "Milan Forced to Hold Off On Max Meyer Deal While Hoffenheim Commence Talks With Midfielder," 13 June 2018 In addition to being a giant in college sports, Slive was a class act in every way. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Morning Coffee: NCAA Tournament expansion to 72 teams? Please, don't," 18 May 2018 So Cam Newton is more of a class act than Brady, right? Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Cam Newton refused hand shake after Super Bowl loss? Fake news. | Charlotte Observer," 8 Feb. 2018 On and off the set, Jim has always been a class act, the consummate professional and gentleman. Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com, "New Orleans was lucky to have Jim Henderson; there will never be another one like him," 1 Feb. 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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class act

noun

English Language Learners Definition of class act

informal : someone who is admirable and usually very fair or polite

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