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top flight

the highest or most outstanding level, as in achievement or development:
students in the top flight of their class.
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topflight, top-flight, adjective
topflighter, top-flighter, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When he turned to call, she was half way down the top flight of stairs, racing through the powder smoke toward the landing below.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • You have no objection to flying in the top flight with me to-morrow?

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • She went on to the landing to answer her and found her on the top flight dressed to go out.

    Pointed Roofs Dorothy Richardson
  • But if you really fear any trouble, Larkin will be more effective in the top flight.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • The top flight, with Cowan leading, had climbed to twelve thousand feet.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • This gave the top flight a greater protective power and insured the bottom flight against any surprise attack.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke
  • When she reached the top flight of stairs and stood before the attic door, it must be confessed that her heart beat rather fast.

    A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The ball rises over his head, hovers an instant at top flight, or seems to; then shoots forward between the goal posts.

  • Some of the guests, who had not heard distinctly on which floor the kidnappers had found the children, climbed to the top flight.

    The Little Washingtons' Travels Lillian Elizabeth Roy

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