One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually as modifier The highest grading available from credit rating agencies.
- ‘Its triple-A rating is due in large part to its ownership by the German government.’
- ‘He's on the electoral roll, and has a triple-A rating on the national credit rating databases.’
- ‘He said the cuts were needed to curtail the previous Government's economic mismanagement and keep the State's triple-A credit rating intact.’
- ‘It has lost its triple-A credit rating and can't assume that lenders will be willing to refinance its growing debt forever.’
- ‘It operates like a private bank, with triple-A credit rating in money markets.’
2The highest competitive level in minor league baseball.
- ‘He returned to the Giants as first base coach in '96, and in late 1997 was named manager of their triple A Fresno club.’
- ‘The going rate these days for a minor league baseball teams can be upwards of $10 million for a triple A team, and even those are hard to find because most of the major league teams own their triple A affiliates.’
- ‘Then there are the triple A teams dotting the landscape, and then the double A teams, and finally the single A teams.’
triple A/ˈtripəl ā/
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