Of the highest quality; most superior; tops: The drinks they serve are absolutely top-drawer
[1920+; fr a British expression out of the top drawer, ''upper-class, well-bred'']
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Idioms and Phrases with top-drawer
Of the highest quality, importance, or rank, as in The musicians in this pick-up orchestra were top drawer. It probably alludes to the uppermost drawer in a bureau or chest, where the most valuable objects (such as jewelry) are usually kept.
[ c. 1900