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.
Recent Examples on the Web Ian Desmond is a class act and clubhouse leader who quietly gives generously to worthwhile community charities. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: A $56 billion solution; Rockies worthy of praise; Not a religious reason, a human one (9/11/19)," 11 Sep. 2019 The Houston Symphony is a class act, and they were seriously impressed by the artistry. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "It's hot and humid in Houston, but space attractions and free stuff make it worth the trip," 11 Sep. 2019 Although a class act on his day, those days are becoming increasingly rare. SI.com, "West Ham Fantasy Football: Every Hammers Player's Price in 2019/20 Game Revealed," 9 July 2019 Beyond a sportswriting institution, Don was a dedicated husband and father and a class act. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "A late, great NFL reporter delivers one last gem, a ‘Hard Knocks’ primer for the Raiders," 5 Aug. 2019 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

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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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