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Excellent; first-rate: He assured me his health was tip-top (1722+)

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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  • As you say, one can't begin at the tip-top—nor yet at the top.

    Elsie Marley, Honey Joslyn Gray
  • We have got a first-rate plan, and we shall have a tip-top time.

    In School and Out Oliver Optic
  • We passed through a rain squall and the balloon rode that tip-top.

  • tip-top,” he answered, in an attempt to match her cheery greeting.

    The Forester's Daughter Hamlin Garland
  • Old Hurricane and his party packed up to be ready for the stage to take them to tip-top the next day.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • Tom was on the point of adding, "tip-top," but stopped just in time.

    Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger
  • She sprang into her saddle, and, bidding Jem follow her, took the road toward tip-top.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

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