Definition of tip-top in English:



  • Of the very best class or quality; excellent.

    ‘an athlete in tip-top condition’
    • ‘We're tip-top, Ava, but we'd be even better if you could open those gates!’
    • ‘Our beer is kept in tip-top condition and we always have 10 beers at the bar at any one time.’
    • ‘In order to be in tip-top shape for the upcoming Olympics, athletes must train vigorously and sacrifice time that they would normally spend with their families or their loved ones.’
    • ‘It was his 200th Grand Slam match, but the 31-year-old Australian Open champion said he was still in tip-top shape.’
    • ‘Knowing your buds think your room looks fab is a super incentive to keeping it in tip-top shape.’
    • ‘Each month they will be seen by a different therapist - it may be an acupuncturist, a nutritionist, a shiatsu therapist or a chiropractor - and the aim, explains June, is to make sure they stay in tip-top condition.’
    • ‘Everything was in tip-top shape and her superintendent was proud of that.’
    • ‘A bid to keep turkeys in tip-top condition has come before planners.’
    • ‘Sitting in the garden on a summer's afternoon, it's easy to become complacent about keeping your garden in tip-top condition.’
    • ‘She is much more than a tip-top coach, getting excellent results, her young talented gymnasts feel she is a mum, too.’
    • ‘My trainer, Tim Etherington, wants to keep me in tip-top condition for my next outing which looks like being sometime the week after next.’
    • ‘At the time, Gwen wasn't a great typist, but her writing skills were tip-top.’
    • ‘These competitors are used to tip-top greens and they will find Donald Steele's Lacabane's greens a treat and an awesome challenge.’
    • ‘She had just finished three of her first high school classes, in tip-top shape.’
    • ‘With the show season almost here, many people are working hard to ensure their stock, flowers and produce are in tip-top condition.’
    • ‘This past sparring session he looked tip-top; he's strong, his stamina, his strength is there, the movement, everything is there.’
    • ‘One of Britain's top cross-country riders, Nick Craig, of High Peak, has joined the call to keep the track in tip-top condition for the race.’
    • ‘The owner needs to round up the trusty charge and feed it, before sprucing it into tip-top condition.’
    • ‘Now it has been rescued by the museum and will start a long, painstaking restoration programme to bring it back to tip-top condition.’
    • ‘You can balance both as long as you keep your priorities in tip-top order.’
    fine, of high quality, of a high standard, quality, superior
    healthy, fine, sound, hale, hale and hearty, hearty, lusty, fit, robust, sturdy, strong, vigorous
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  • 1The highest part or point of excellence.

    • ‘‘It took us a little time to get to the tip-top of the true summit,’ Crisp explained.’
    • ‘I piled all my books and stuffed animals on my bed and the tip-top of my bookshelves.’
    • ‘They searched low and then high, finally spying Tiger at the tip-top of a macrocarpa tree.’
  • 2North American A line guide on a fishing rod.