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English definition of “top-drawer”


adjective [not gradable] (also top drawer,  /ˈtɑp ˈdrɔr/)  /ˈtɑpˈdrɔr/
of very high quality: She brought together a team of top-drawer designers and engineers.
(Definition of top-drawer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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