Definition of top flight in English:

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top flight


(the top flight)
The highest rank or level.
Example sentences
  • It is surely only a matter of time before Ballinacourty hit the big time once more in the top flight.
  • This will be their fourth meeting in the top flight with the scores currently level.
  • At the recent Awards Night the club were among the top flight of award winners.


Of the highest rank or level: a top-flight batsman
More example sentences
  • He brought me to Blackburn from Celtic and then brought me up to Newcastle and gave me my first real start in top-flight football.
  • For now it's all systems go for a new season in top-flight football.
  • This is a small country with a minuscule customer base for sport at a time when top-flight football is growing ever more expensive to maintain.

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