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Of the best quality or among the most expensive of its kind available:‘top-of-the-line smartphones can replace a laptop’‘my equipment isn't top of the line’
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- ‘This workhorse of a tool is top of the line.’
- ‘How might I go about finding a top of the line hair salon?’
- ‘Even top-of-the-line tools need regular cleaning and sharpening to perform their best.’
- ‘The company was founded by top-of-the-line business-school students.’
- ‘As you might expect, when cost was not an issue, I chose top-of-the-line everything.’
- ‘She had a new top-of-the-line laptop and every time that a better model came out she would get a new one.’
- ‘Modern, top-of-the-line skylights that are carefully installed can be expected to remain watertight for a long time.’
- ‘You need top of the line computer hardware’
- ‘The large ships boast colossal fitness centers, complete with top-of-the-line equipment, personal trainers and scads of classes.’
- ‘The engineering is top of the line.’
- ‘In my hotel dining room a top-of-the-line grand piano was used to produce unctuous renditions of "Yesterday," Broadway favorites, songs by the Carpenters.’
- ‘We provide top-of-the-line luxury experiences to our discerning guests.’
- ‘A top-of-the-line air mattress will contain additional features for comfort, luxury and ease-of-use.’
- ‘These are new companies, and they can't always afford top-of-the-line material.’
- ‘They recently completed an extensive remodeling of their colonial home, including a top-of-the-line kitchen renovation.’
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