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That was real railroading, the top-notch of railroading, too.

Collins suspected that the man was not a top-notch researcher and so was in administration.

There was never any trouble in booking it at the top-notch price.

I could paddle at top-notch speed all night long for what's ahead of us.

It's the crownin' top-notch of the whole business, havin' you come, too.

The top-notch of efficiency is good enough for Scotland Yard.

Theyve put us at the top-notch with a top-notch machine and a top-notch crew.

With the sails so well filled the arms turned at top-notch speed.

"She was lookin' top-notch—stop't and spoke to me," he went on.

Couldn't be done till the spring here was wound up to the top-notch.

WORD ORIGIN

also top notch, 1848, from top (n.1) + notch (n.). Figurative of the "highest point" of something, but the exact mechanical image is uncertain.

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