top drawer


: the highest level of society, authority, or excellence
ˈtäp-ˈdrȯ-ər How to pronounce top drawer (audio)

Examples of top drawer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Undergarments and socks go in the top drawer, with leggings next, then T-shirts and long-sleeve shirts. Helen Carefoot, Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2024 Go ahead and build out your top drawer while this multipack is on sale. Shaperx Shapewear Bodysuit Over 13,000 reviewers have left perfect reviews for this best-selling bodysuit, which gently sculpts your body with super-stretchy fabric. Jake Smith, Glamour, 11 Oct. 2023 Investigators took Kurzinger’s cellphones, computer, external hard drives, a dozen thumb drives, other electronic data storage devices and invoices from CSJ Technologies from the top drawer of a filing cabinet from Kurzinger’s office, according to the records. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 21 May 2023 Classic black tights will of course always have a place in our top drawer, but there are plenty of more designs (hi, footless tights) to choose from nowadays—especially with innovative brands like Sheertex making styles cuter and more durable than ever before. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 9 Mar. 2022 Remove the top drawers, and cover the cubbies with plywood. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 July 2023 With a tilt-out top drawer, all three soft-close drawers are usable, and the vanity comes with a bamboo drawer organizer. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2023 For clients’ smaller items that have a way of getting lost at the bottom of drawers, McFadden suggests utilizing an integrated pullout tray in the top drawer to make sure everything has a home and is easily accessible. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 15 Apr. 2023 Vegetable peeler — weapon, top drawer. John Hodgman, New York Times, 1 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

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 28 May. 2024.

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