first-rate

[furst-reyt]
adjective
1.
excellent; superb.
2.
of the highest rank, rate, or class.
adverb
3.
very well.

Origin:
1660–70

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first-rate
 
adj
1.  of the best or highest rated class or quality
2.  informal very good; excellent
 
adv
3.  not standard very well; excellently

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