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

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Recent Examples on the Web Now 2021 offers something different, as have a number of more recent independent schedules — including last year’s original slate — that could eventually blow away the shade and shadow for good, if the results are top drawer. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2021 Ahead, the best seamless underwear to add to your top drawer now. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 10 June 2021 Lucky for you, and me, and our butts—Parade underwear just launched the most comfortable seamless panty to hit your top drawer. Marie Lodi, Glamour, 9 Mar. 2021 Size-inclusive brand Summersalt, which is lauded for both its great fits and sleek shapes, is looking to take over your top drawer with a new intimates collection. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, 12 Mar. 2021 Plus, the top drawer keeps remotes, coasters, reading glasses, and other miscellaneous items nearby but out of sight. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Mar. 2021 Write it down on a piece of paper, and place the paper in the top drawer of your desk. Avery Blank, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 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., 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of top drawer

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Top drawer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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