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second to none

The best, as in Mom's chocolate cake is second to none. Shakespeare was among the first to use this term in The Comedy of Errors (5:1), when Angelo speaks warmly of Antipholus of Syracuse: “Of credit infinite, highly belov'd, second to none that lives here.”

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transcendent, inimitable, unparalleled, unmatched, exceptional, unequaled, unrivaled, prime, major, dominant, preeminent, outstanding, leading, primary, key, paramount, main, predominant, prominent, unsurpassed