"You're a cracker-jack," was all he said, and closed the door behind him.
I hope you will consent to do this new piece; it is a cracker-jack.
There came a day, or rather an evening, when the discarded husband rose up and called himself a “cracker-jack.”
Besides, there's no telling what cracker-jack chances we may strike for pictures.
Got a cracker-jack proposition; six cinematograph shows, one-fifth interest.
Did you hear thet Boston banker what bought the cracker-jack from us a-hollerin'?
Well, it's a regular Jim-dandy cracker-jack—some swell clump, eh?
You fellows put up a cracker-jack game, and I think you are an honor to the old college.
Emmons is a cracker-jack, and naturally I want you to get a move on yourself and be happy again.
also crackerjack, "something excellent," 1895, U.S. colloquialism, apparently a fanciful construction. The caramel-coated popcorn-and-peanuts confection was said to have been introduced at the World's Columbian Exposition (1893). Supposedly a salesman gave it the name when he tasted some and said, "That's a cracker-jack," using the then-popular expression. The name was trademarked 1896. The "Prize in Every Box" was introduced 1912.
: He estimates that a crackerjack examiner working under optimum conditions would find 10 to 15 percent of his cases to be inconclusive/ I'm a crackerjack story teller
A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc: Signorelli is a crackerjack
[late 1880s+; origin uncertain; perhaps a fanciful extension of cracker in the mid-19th-century British sense ''something approaching perfection,'' which is also reflected in terms like crack shot, crack troops, etc, and based on an echoic expression of speed; hence also cracking; the term is reinforced in the US by late 19th-century trademark Cracker Jack for a popcorn and peanut confection]