- the highest level in rank, excellence, or importance: a musician strictly out of the top drawer.
Origin of top drawer
Related Words for top drawergreat, impressive, remarkable, famous, catchy, interesting, important, notable, terrific, extraordinary, monumental, historic, enduring, indelible, eventful, decisive, meaningful, momentous, unforgettable, exemplary
- people of the highest standing, esp socially (esp in the phrase out of the top drawer)
Idioms and Phrases with top drawer
Of the highest quality, importance, or rank, as in The musicians in this pick-up orchestra were top drawer. It probably alludes to the uppermost drawer in a bureau or chest, where the most valuable objects (such as jewelry) are usually kept. [c. 1900]