of the highest quality;
"an ace reporter"
"a crack shot"
"a first-rate golfer"
"a super party"
"played top-notch tennis"
"an athlete in tiptop condition"
"she is absolutely tops"
"she doesn't feel first-rate today"
- His new book shows him to is a first rate novelist.
- He's not in the first grade as a musician.
- The jeweler chose diamonds of the first water for the queen's crown.
- To excel at sales, you first must know your product, and then search out the perfect customers for that product.
As long as France remained a first-rate power.出自： M. E. G. Duff
Her misfortune was to be a merely first-rate painter in an age of geniuses.出自： M. Gordon