- (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):
- The film grossed $464 million worldwide, ensconcing her in the Hollywood A-list.
A-list (not comparable)
- (chiefly US) Best of the group; top.
- “A-list” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ↑ISBN, page 1.