See also: top hole
- (chiefly Britain, informal) Of very high quality, tip-top.
1914, H. H. Munro, chapter 5, in When William Came:
- "I say, this is a top-hole omelette," said Ronnie.
1916, Kathleen Norris, chapter 1, in The Heart of Rachael:
- "But Carol's different—she's square, she is; she's just top-hole—if you know what I mean—she's the finest ever," finished Miss Sartoris.
1921, Ralph Connor, chapter 1, in To Him That Hath:
- "My word, old chap, that is top-hole tennis," said the Englishman, warmly congratulating him.
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