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1Very good or well; excellent:‘guitar, A1 condition’
excellent, wonderful, marvellous, magnificent, superb, splendid, glorious, sublime, lovely, delightful, first-class, first-rate, outstandingView synonyms
- ‘The car's build quality is A1, but the ride is jiggly on less than good road surfaces.’
- ‘Last season's Grand National-winning jockey returned to the saddle at Catterick yesterday and reported himself to be in 'A1' condition.’
- ‘The recording is of A1 quality and they have taken that step further to the recognition that they deserve.’
- ‘All values relate to showroom prices for cars in A1 condition.’
- ‘We did a good job and he had an A1 service from us but his injuries took his life.’
- 1.1 (of a vessel in Lloyd's Register of Shipping) equipped to the highest standard; first-class.
- ‘Built by the Dublin Dockyard Company in 1923, Lloyd's of London graded her 'A1' up to 1950.’
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