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- A top-quality serving of meat.
- 1884, George T. Lowth, The Immortal Schoolmaster, London: [s.n.], OCLC 316550590, page 34:
- Does he follow his nature, and go into the prime cut like a man; or does he put it away from him and follow the ways of the old prophet out in the desert of Arabia, and content himself with a dinner upon air with a drink of water to wash it down?
- 2009, Sayantani DasGupta, “The Doctor’s Wife”, in Mark D. Tyler-Lloyd, editor, The Real Life of an Internist (Kaplan Voices: Doctors), New York, N.Y.: Kaplan Publishing, →ISBN:
- My husband brings his work home. Had he been a butcher, it might have been a prime cut of steak; a mason, a block of limestone. […] But my husband is an oncologist, so he brings home the dead and dying.
- (by extension) Something that represents the best quality in its class.
- 2015, Mark Ribowsky, Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chicago, Ill.: Chicago Review Press, →ISBN, page 189:
- […] with Rolling Stone's John Milward hailing the band's [Lynyrd Skynyrd's] "Southern blues-rock diced with the sharp blade of British hard rock" as "a prime cut of guitar rock" and Ronnie's "world-weary" vocals "barroom-tough on rockers, properly vulnerable on … 'Searching' and 'The Needle and the Spoon'."
- prime-cut (attributive sense)
top-quality serving of meat
something that represents the best quality in its class