Examples from the Web for cracker-jack
You fellows put up a cracker-jack game, and I think you are an honor to the old college.Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball|J. W. Duffield
Did you hear thet Boston banker what bought the Cracker-jack from us a-hollerin'?Old Gorgon Graham|George Horace Lorimer
I hope you will consent to do this new piece; it is a cracker-jack.The Light of the Star|Hamlin Garland
Got a cracker-jack proposition; six cinematograph shows, one-fifth interest.The Salamander|Owen Johnson
Well, it's a regular Jim-dandy cracker-jack—some swell clump, eh?The Definite Object|Jeffery Farnol
Word Origin and History for cracker-jack
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.