the best/greatest thing since sliced bread

Definition of the best/greatest thing since sliced bread

informal
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

best play
  1. : superlative of good

  2. : excelling all others

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

  1. : superlative of well

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

  3. : most

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

  2. : one that is best

  3. : the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. : to get the better of : outdo

  1. : had best (see 2best 1)

great play greatest
  1. : notably large in size : huge

  2. : of a kind characterized by relative largeness

  3. : elaborate, ample

  1. : in a great manner : well

  1. : an outstandingly superior or skillful person

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

  2. : an inanimate object distinguished from a living being

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

since play
  1. : from a definite past time until now

  2. : before the present time : ago

  3. : 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

  2. : when

  3. : 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

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

  2. : to stir or spread with a slice

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

  1. : a thin flat piece cut from something

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

  3. : a spatula for spreading paint or ink

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

  2. : food, sustenance

  3. : livelihood

  1. : to cover with bread crumbs


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