One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a rowing ace’
expert, master, genius, virtuoso, maestro, professional, adept, past master, doyen, champion, star, winner
demon, pro, wizard, hotshot, whizz, wiz, ninja
British dab hand
North American maven, crackerjack
1‘an ace tennis player’
excellent, very good, first-rate, first-class, marvellous, wonderful, magnificent, outstanding, superlative, formidable, virtuoso, masterly, expert, champion, fine, consummate, skilful, adept
great, terrific, tremendous, superb, smashing, fantastic, stellar, sensational, fabulous, fab, crack, hotshot, A1, mean, demon, awesome, magic, wicked, tip-top, top-notch
British brilliant, brill
North American badass
vulgar slang shit-hot
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