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blue-chip

[bloo-chip] /ˈbluˌtʃɪp/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or constituting a blue chip.
2.
having outstanding or exemplary qualities within a specified category; leading:
a group of blue-chip scientists; blue-chip stock.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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blue-chip

adjective

Of the best sort; first-rate: a blue-chip stock/ a blue-chip school (1920s+)

[fr the color of the highest denomination of gambling chip]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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