One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1trademark A luxury car produced by the British Rolls-Royce company.
- ‘At the very front of the queue, in a pastel yellow Rolls-Royce, was the new Lord Mayor Audrey Jones.’
- ‘The coffin will be carried in a vintage Rolls-Royce, with a large floral tribute on the top of the car.’
- ‘Margaret Thatcher was once driven, in a bullet-proof Rolls-Royce, past a group of angry placard-carrying demonstrators.’
- ‘Apparently, only the front end of my Rolls-Royce was a Rolls-Royce.’
- ‘Every November, Hanson would draw up slowly to the mansion in his Rolls-Royce, carefully checking everything was perfect.’
2also Rolls RoyceA product that is the most luxurious or highly specified of its kind.‘the one I have at the moment is the Rolls Royce of accordions’
- ‘This type of scheme was once thought to be the Rolls-Royce of pensions - well-designed and guaranteed never to go wrong.’
- ‘I am on the Rolls-Royce of Saturday evening shows.’
- ‘It is the Rolls-Royce of syringes and NHS procurement is done purely on a lowest cost per item.’
- ‘No wonder Finzi astutely dubbed Walton ' the Rolls-Royce of music '.’
- ‘This is often described as the Rolls-Royce of whisky, and it is an absolute stunner.’
- ‘They had what was described by Treasury mandarins as a Rolls-Royce of an economy and the tremendous goodwill of the British people.’
- ‘To call it the Rolls-Royce of champagne is an understatement - it's better than that.’
- ‘The Kelly bag, made famous by Princess Grace and described as the Rolls-Royce of handbags, starts at € 4,000 for the basic model.’
- ‘"Unless you have a Rolls-Royce of a client, the top candidates aren't interested."’
- ‘This is the Rolls-Royce, the Citizen Kane, the Cordon Bleu of cartoons.’
- ‘Many people still think of Reuters as the Rolls-Royce of news agencies.’
- ‘Supplied to some of the world's finest restaurants and suppliers, its reputation as the Rolls-Royce of meat was always well deserved.’
- ‘Silver Cross, the "Rolls-Royce of prams" was lamented as another moribund classic British marque when production ceased after 125 years last September.’
- ‘He's a real special player - a Rolls-Royce.’
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