out of the top drawer

out of the top drawer
from/out of the top drawer from a very high social class.

Caroline liked to pretend that she came from the very top drawer of society.


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  • out of the top drawer — Of top grade, esp socially • • • Main Entry: ↑draw …   Useful english dictionary

  • from of the top drawer — from/out of the top drawer from a very high social class. Caroline liked to pretend that she came from the very top drawer of society …   New idioms dictionary

  • top drawer — top drawer, adj. the highest level in rank, excellence, or importance: a musician strictly out of the top drawer. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • top drawer — noun : the highest level of society, authority, or excellence has a low social opinion of the … ruling class who do not come out of the top drawer V.S.Pritchett the majority of critics currently place him in the top drawer Granville Hicks * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • top-drawer — from/out of the top drawer from a very high social class. His designs are stocked by all the top drawer retailers in London and New York …   New idioms dictionary

  • top — {{11}}top (n.1) highest point, O.E. top summit, crest, tuft, from P.Gmc. *tuppaz (Cf. O.N. toppr tuft of hair, O.Fris. top tuft, O.Du. topp, Du. top, O.H.G. zopf end, tip, tuft of hair, Ger. Zopf …   Etymology dictionary

  • drawer — S3 [dro: US dro:r] n ↑handle, ↑drawer [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: DRAW1] 1.) part of a piece of furniture, such as a desk, that you pull out and push in and use to keep things in ▪ She took a file from her desk drawer . ▪ The scissors are in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • top — top1 [täp] n. [ME < OE topp, akin to ON toppr, tuft, top, Ger zopf, tuft of hair, summit] 1. Obs. a) a tuft of hair b) the hair of the head 2. the head, or crown of the head: now chiefly in top to toe 3 …   English World dictionary

  • top — top1 W2S1 [tɔp US ta:p] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(highest part)¦ 2¦(upper surface)¦ 3¦(best position)¦ 4¦(cover)¦ 5¦(clothes)¦ 6 be (at the) top of the list/agenda 7 on top 8 on top of something 9 one on top of the other …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drawer */*/ — UK [ˈdrɔːə(r)] / US [drɔr] noun [countable] Word forms drawer : singular drawer plural drawers a part of a piece of furniture that slides in and out and is used for keeping things in. A piece of furniture with a lot of drawers is called a chest… …   English dictionary

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