Definition of top drawer in English:

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top drawer



(the top drawer)
High social position or class: George and Madge were not out of the top drawer
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  • But do spare a thought for the gallant Gunners who gave their all, played hurling that was right out of the top drawer, and could so easily be celebrating right now as hurling's high kings of Munster.
  • Laois played football right out of the top drawer as they turned on the style in no uncertain terms with a display that will have all the other title contenders shaking in their boots such was the style and force of their football.
  • Opening the batting for Phoenix in their first National League match against Warwickshire Bears at Edgbaston he compelled his television audience to take note with a range of strokes right out of the top drawer.


(top-drawer) Of the highest quality or social class: a top-drawer performance
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  • Dedicated to the famous Ballylongford scribe it is a weekend packed with all types of literary and social events where entertainment is always top-drawer quality.
  • While the food is unpretentious - steak, corn on the cob, beans, cowboy coffee - it's fresh and of top-drawer quality, and nobody goes away hungry.
  • Still, you won't be short-changed by this performance, even if it isn't quite top-drawer in performance and sound quality.

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