tip-top


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Adv.1.tip-top - to the highest extent; "the shoes fit me tip-top"
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(tip) noun
the small or thin end, point or top of something. the tips of my fingers.
verbpast tense, past participle tipped
to put, or form, a tip on. The spear was tipped with an iron point.
tipped adjective
having a tip of a particular kind. filter-tipped cigarettes; a white-tipped tail.
ˌtip-ˈtop adjective
excellent. The horse is in tip-top condition.
be on the tip of one's tongue
to be almost, but usually not, spoken or said. Her name is on the tip of my tongue (= I can't quite remember it); It was on the tip of my tongue to tell him (= I almost told him).
References in classic literature ?
To say the truth, we were getting in no very good odour among the tip-top proctors, and were rapidly sliding down to but a doubtful position.
On the very tip-top of the chair, over the head of Grandfather himself, was a likeness of a lion's head, which had such a savage grin that you would almost expect to hear it growl and snarl.
Immediately, with an outrageous hiss and a tremendous wriggle--flinging his tail up to the tip-top of the tallest tree, and shattering all its branches as it crashed heavily down again--the dragon fell at full length upon the ground, and lay quite motionless.
I remember going to the old place in Whitehall, years ago, and being shown round by one of the tip-top 'tecs.
From the tip-top heart of the tree she concocted a delicious salad.
You may be a number one, tip-top minin' expert, all right all right," the dog-musher delivered himself oracularly, "but you missed the chance of your life when you was a boy an' didn't run off an' join a circus.
He wasn't drawing a tip-top salary (this staring at Fyne) in a luxuriously furnished office.
Tom and his father had alighted at the Peacock at about seven in the evening; and having heard with unfeigned joy the paternal order, at the bar, of steaks and oyster-sauce for supper in half an hour, and seen his father seated cozily by the bright fire in the coffee-room with the paper in his hand, Tom had run out to see about him, had wondered at all the vehicles passing and repassing, and had fraternized with the boots and hostler, from whom he ascertained that the Tally-ho was a tip-top goer--ten miles an hour including stoppages--and so punctual that all the road set their clocks by her.
But, Law bless you, I promise you, he punished my champagne, and had a party ere every night--reglar tip-top swells, down from the clubs and the West End--Capting Ragg, the Honorable Deuceace, who lives in the Temple, and some fellers as knows a good glass of wine, I warrant you.
aged twenty-four next birthday, and committed for eighteen months' solitary, had himself said (not that he had ever shown himself particularly worthy of belief) his ruin began, as he was perfectly sure and confident that otherwise he would have been a tip-top moral specimen.
CHARLIE FLYNN reckons he's in tip-top condition as he prepares to face unknown Yorkshireman Qasim Hussain at Glasgow's Thistle Hotel on Friday night.
The last two Betfred Gold Cup winners, Bobs Worth and Lord Windermere, are the only two towards the top of the ante-post market who have yet to appear this season, and Culloty reports the defending champion in tip-top shape.