If that Mornsby deal had only gone through, wed have had a crackerjack, said Jim regretfully.
"You'd be a crackerjack to talk to the old ladies," Lessing generously praised him.
Pasinsky was Rothman's senior drummer and was generally acknowledged a crackerjack.
"I am not aiming to be a crackerjack like you," grinned Dick.
I said I didnt know much about him, except that he came from Stanford University, where he was a crackerjack on the gridiron.
Guess we deserve it, too, for we're on the way to bein' the crackerjack section of them all.
We've been good friends all my life, and he's such a crackerjack old fellow.
It makes a crackerjack market for me in the cattle business.
This innocent question no less than the unaffected simplicity and sincerity of the questioner overpowered "crackerjack."
Didn't we have a crackerjack team, the fastest that ever represented old Wayne?
: He estimates that a crackerjack examiner working under optimum conditions would find 10 to 15 percent of his cases to be inconclusive/ I'm a crackerjack story teller
A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc: Signorelli is a crackerjack
[late 1880s+; origin uncertain; perhaps a fanciful extension of cracker in the mid-19th-century British sense ''something approaching perfection,'' which is also reflected in terms like crack shot, crack troops, etc, and based on an echoic expression of speed; hence also cracking; the term is reinforced in the US by late 19th-century trademark Cracker Jack for a popcorn and peanut confection]