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gilt-edged

[gilt-ejd] /ˈgɪltˌɛdʒd/
adjective
1.
having the edge or edges gilded:
gilt-edged paper.
2.
of the highest or best quality, kind, etc.
3.
Finance.
  1. (of securities and bonds) of the highest rating or quality; secure.
  2. (of bonds) government backed or guaranteed.
Also, gilt-edge.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • He had a small legacy in the will, a gilt-edged bond and a few words of praise.
  • Re sides the thoroughbreds there is an army of gilt-edged trotting youngsters on hand.
British Dictionary definitions for gilt-edged

gilt-edged

adjective
1.
(stock exchange) denoting government securities on which interest payments will certainly be met and that will certainly be repaid at par on the due date
2.
of the highest quality: the last track on the album is a gilt-edged classic
3.
(of books, papers, etc) having gilded edges
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