Share this entry
top-shelf Line breaks: top-shelf

Definition of top-shelf in English:


1British (Of a magazine) pornographic.
Example sentences
  • Naked women belong in top-shelf magazines, not in a publication which should inform on the news of the day (debatable, I concede).
  • We get to visit one American women's group which specialises in a form of photography normally associated with top-shelf magazines.
  • Scotland on Sunday has learned that BoS provided over £5m in debt financing to a start-up called Remnant Media, which has bought 45 top-shelf magazines from Desmond for £20m.
2chiefly North American Of a high quality; excellent: some top-shelf cars are shipped overseas
More example sentences
  • This was a label that dominated musically as well as attracting and nurturing top-shelf vocal talent.
  • The Hotel Sliven was a Communist-era behemoth that I wouldn't recommend to anyone expecting top-shelf service and quality.
  • It's always frustrating to watch an artist with top-shelf talent reach that inadvertently satiated moment when there's really nothing important to say, nothing to add.
Definition of top-shelf in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources