top shelf

top shelf (not comparable)

  1. (US, idiomatic) Best, or high quality. [from late 19th c.]
    Synonyms: top notch, Thesaurus:excellent
    I bought a bottle of top shelf whiskey.
  2. (British, idiomatic) Describing books, magazines, or movies that have adult content or softcore pornography.

top shelf

  1. (Canada, ice hockey) The upper part of the goal.

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