top drawer

noun

Definition of top drawer 

: the highest level of society, authority, or excellence

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top-drawer \ˈtäp-ˈdrȯ-ər, ˈtäp-ˈdrȯr \ adjective

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Among those excited Arsenal fans in celebrating the Gunners’ capture of a top drawer shot stopper in the form of Leno, 26, was none other than club legend Ian Wright. SI.com, "Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Responds to Bernd Leno Signing on Twitter," 20 June 2018 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 My makeup usually was placed in the top drawer, skin and body-care items in the next, and hair products and accessories in the last drawer. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "6 Things I Learned When an Organizing Expert Revamped My Makeup Storage," 27 Apr. 2018 Hang on to your tax return check, and make some room in your top drawer: The next category in Rihanna's ever-growing Fenty empire is... lingerie. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Rihanna Announces Savage x Fenty Lingerie Line," 20 Apr. 2018 Angel tried to do it himself, climbing the short dresser where the 35-inch TV sat with the DVD player in the top drawer. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee mom charged in co-sleeping death after telling police she was high on cocaine," 28 Feb. 2018 So, go on, throw out those pilly black socks balled up in your top drawer. Hayley Phelan, New York Times, "5 Styling Tweaks to Make Right Now," 31 Jan. 2018 Written out longhand on White House stationery and slipped into the top drawer of the Resolute Desk, the 275-word letter captures an outgoing president eager to instill in Trump the vast responsibilities and uncertain parameters of the job. Kevin Liptak, CNN, "Exclusive: Read the Inauguration Day letter Obama left for Trump," 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of top drawer

1905, in the meaning defined above

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