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.

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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., "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,, "New Orleans was lucky to have Jim Henderson; there will never be another one like him," 1 Feb. 2018 With his signature storytelling phrasing backed by punchy arrangements that flash the evolution of tropical dance music before our ears, Blades is the definition of a class act. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 20 Best Latin Albums of 2017: Critics' Picks," 22 Dec. 2017 The Gainesville Sun’s Kevin Brockway on Monday wrote that Lee was always a class act. Jordan Mcpherson, ajc, "Florida coaching search: Chip Kelly buzz continuing even without finalized deal," 21 Nov. 2017 Nall was a class act, a team guy and a good representative of his university throughout. Ken Goe,, "Ryan Nall moves on, Gary Andersen returns, will 'Zona raid the UO staff? Issues & Answers," 3 Jan. 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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: someone who is admirable and usually very fair or polite

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