class act


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 And for remaining a class act through all of it. Thank you to Clayton Kershaw. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers Dugout: The moment we’ve all been waiting for," 28 Oct. 2020 She’s courageous, smart, ethical, fair, and a class act. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Trump demands Fox News to fire reporter who says she confirmed part of Atlantic story," 5 Sep. 2020 That aside, Garrett has been a class act and a strong community guy. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "NFL’s next richest defensive player? That could be Myles Garrett with Cleveland Browns – Terry Pluto," 5 July 2020 All three talked about Connaughton being a class act. Tom Noie, The Indianapolis Star, "Noie: Why Notre Dame and Navy should scrap plan to play in Dublin," 26 May 2020 Meanwhile, Maguire is going through a difficult spell, but remains a class act who will return to form in time., "How Switching to a 3-4-3 Formation Could Get the Best Out of Gareth Southgate's England," 14 Oct. 2019 The Bruins kept 25% of Backes’ salary, but the Ducks are still paying a lot for a guy who’s a class act but might not have much left to give on the ice. Los Angeles Times, "NHL observations: Kings and Ducks among teams getting early jump on trade deadline," 22 Feb. 2020 That dude is a class act on, and especially off, the field. Jason Hoffman,, "Guest TML: 10 things from Bengals-Dolphins and No. 1 pick in 2020 NFL Draft," 23 Dec. 2019 Cirque Dreams Holidaze WHAT: Twenty world-class acts, singers, original music and seasonal favorites celebrate Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s in his show. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Sales, events for the kids and pretty lights! 30+ holiday things to do in Louisville," 22 Nov. 2019

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Class act.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of class act

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

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