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See also: alist and A list


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A-list (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly US) An informal list of people in any of several categories (but especially in the entertainment industry) who are most admired, desirable or bankable.
    • 2014 January 21, Hermione Hoby, “Julia Roberts interview for August: Osage County – 'I might actually go to hell for this ...': Julia Roberts reveals why her violent, Oscar-nominated performance in August: Osage County made her feel 'like a terrible person' [print version: 'I might actually go to hell for this ...' (18 January 2014, p. R4)]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[1]:
      The film grossed $464 million worldwide, ensconcing her in the Hollywood A-list.


A-list (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US) Best of the group; top.

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  • Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0198605751), page 1