top drawer


Definition of top drawer

: the highest level of society, authority, or excellence

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Other Words from top drawer

top-drawer \ ˈtäp-​ˈdrȯ-​ər How to pronounce top-drawer (audio) , ˈtäp-​ˈdrȯr \ adjective

Examples of top drawer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That means skin-care saviors, chic decor, and updates to your top drawer at a fraction of the original retail price. Erin Parker, Glamour, "What Glamour Editors Are Buying During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020," 19 Aug. 2020 The 44-year-old English teacher keeps a tube of Cucumber Melon body cream in the top drawer of his desk, tucked between Sharpies and masking tape. Washington Post, "Just about every store at the mall is struggling. Then there’s Bath & Body Works.," 13 Jan. 2020 But while Liverpool's equaliser really was from the top drawer, Mané put the hosts into the lead for the first time at Anfield after an awful mistake from Dúbravka which left the goal gaping for the Senegal international., "Twitter Reacts as Sadio Mane Scores Twice to Help Liverpool Maintain 100% Record," 14 Sep. 2019 The design is inviting and handsome, and the material choices found in a midlevel Laramie trim look and feel top drawer. Washington Post, "Edmunds compares 2019 Ford F-150 and Ram 1500," 7 Aug. 2019 Its bounty of artisanal cheeses (mostly British) supplies grand hotels, top restaurants, discerning Londoners and, of course, the palace with top drawer dairy products. Amy Tara Koch, New York Times, "A Road Map to Shopping Like a Royal in London," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of top drawer

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of top drawer was in 1905

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“Top drawer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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