top-of-the-line

adjective

Definition of top-of-the-line

: top-notch especially : being or belonging to the highest or most expensive class top-of-the-line camera equipment

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Top-of-the-line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/top-of-the-line. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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top-of-the-line

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of top-of-the-line

: of the best quality

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