the best/greatest thing since sliced bread

Definition of the best/greatest thing since sliced bread

informal

  1. —used to describe something or someone that one thinks is very good, useful, etc. He thinks wireless Internet access is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Word by Word Definitions

bestplay
  1. : superlative ofgood

    :  excelling all others

    :  most productive of good :  offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction

  1. : superlative ofwell

    :  in the best (see 1best) way :  to greatest advantage

    :  most

  1. :  the best (see 1best) state or part

    :  one that is best

    :  the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. :  to get the better of :  outdo

  1. :  had best (see 2best 1)

greatplay greatest
  1. :  notably large in size :  huge

    :  elaborate, ample

    :  large in number or measure :  numerous

  1. :  in a great manner :  well

  1. :  an outstandingly superior or skillful person

thingplay
  1. :  an object or entity not precisely designated or capable of being designated

    :  an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

    :  a separate and distinct individual quality, fact, idea, or usually entity

sinceplay
  1. :  from a definite past time until now

    :  before the present time :  ago

    :  after a time in the past :  subsequently

  1. :  at a time in the past after or later than :  from the time in the past when

    :  when

    :  in view of the fact that :  because

  1. :  in the period after a specified time in the past :  from a specified time in the past

sliceplay sliced
  1. :  to cut with or as if with a knife

    :  to stir or spread with a slice

    :  to hit (a ball) so that a slice results

  1. :  a thin flat piece cut from something

    :  a wedge-shaped piece (as of pie or cake)

    :  a spatula for spreading paint or ink

breadplay
  1. :  a usually baked and leavened food made of a mixture whose basic constituent is flour or meal

    :  food, sustenance

    :  livelihood

  1. :  to cover with bread crumbs


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