- first-rate: a topnotch job.
Origin of topnotch
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outstanding, notable, superior.
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That was real railroading, the top-notch of railroading, too.
Collins suspected that the man was not a top-notch researcher and so was in administration.Security
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I could paddle at top-notch speed all night long for what's ahead of us.The Chief of the Ranges
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It's the crownin' top-notch of the whole business, havin' you come, too.Dorothy at Skyrie
- informal excellent; superb
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Word Origin and History for top-notch
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