top flight


the highest or most outstanding level, as in achievement or development: students in the top flight of their class.

Related formstop·flight, top-flight, adjectivetop·flight·er, top-flight·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for top-flight

top-level, excellent, top-drawer, top-hole

Examples from the Web for top-flight

Contemporary Examples of top-flight

  • With former Kansas City Mayor Carol Marinovich balking, the Democrats are left searching for a top-flight candidate for the seat.

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    Who Will Fall Next?

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    January 20, 2010

Historical Examples of top-flight

  • 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.

  • 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



of superior or excellent quality; outstanding
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