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top flight

noun
1.
the highest or most outstanding level, as in achievement or development:
students in the top flight of their class.
Related forms
topflight, top-flight, adjective
topflighter, top-flighter, noun
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Examples from the Web for top-flight
Contemporary Examples
  • With former Kansas City Mayor Carol Marinovich balking, the Democrats are left searching for a top-flight candidate for the seat.

Historical Examples
  • I may not be a top-flight genius like Metternick or Dahl, but my reputation does carry some weight with the Board.

    Dead Giveaway Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Do you think I'm to be at the beck and call of top-flight lodgers, who only pay five shillings a-week, and that not regular.

    The Boy Artist. F.M. S.
  • This story was rejected by two top-flight science-fiction editors for the same reason: "Too hot to handle."

    The Edge of the Knife Henry Beam Piper
  • But Chris was out to prove something, and to get a reputation as a top-flight administrator.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
British Dictionary definitions for top-flight

top-flight

adjective
1.
of superior or excellent quality; outstanding
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