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A person or thing displaying impressive and stylish excellence:‘the writing and the look of the magazine make it a real class act’
- ‘Paul has turned into a complete pro, a model trainer and a real class act.’
- ‘All of the drivers were real class acts and did not consider us a bother.’
- ‘The simple answer that most pop is music is transitory and disposable; the class acts I deify transcend genre and defy classification.’
- ‘As for the local economy, she said: ‘There are some really class acts in business terms throughout this area of north Hampshire.’’
- ‘To a design guru, this silver-capped blue-tinged bottle will seem like a class act, and worth the money simply as a piece of glass art.’
- ‘For a succession of class acts in the music, drama, poetry and dancing fields have come and become entranced by this former church which has been turned into a remarkable centre for the arts.’
- ‘The leader ran on like a real class act and finished really well to clock 30: 04.’
- ‘But she didn't let this bother her at all and she proved to be a real class act.’
- ‘It was hard to see then how anyone could top these two classic punk bands, with a shelf life of 50 years between them and still looking and sounding like class acts.’
- ‘That's what makes him such a class act - his ability to make you laugh at things you shouldn't be laughing at.’
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