Antonyms for top notch

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He had travelled for fifty-five hours at the top notch of endurance.

But even at the top notch of his popularity, Joe was restless at college.

"This is the top notch an' no mistake," he remarked as he lighted his pipe.

"Sure we will, Elmer; you've got us all tuned up to top notch," remarked Red.

But Wright's been here two years longer and is trained to the top notch.

Anyhow, it caught us at the top notch, and while the insurance amounts to something, the actual loss was incalculable.

The methods of the Russian inquisition gradually reached the top notch of efficiency.

I'd like to see you living, up to the top notch, having something you knew was the only thing on earth you wanted.

There's none of the glory, and all work and grind and strain at the top notch of capacity.

I am keyed to the "top notch," and don't feel able to do anything leisurely.