greatest thing since sliced bread

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the greatest thing since sliced bread

A humorous and hyperbolic statement indicating one's belief that something is excellent, especially something new and innovative. These waterproof jeans are the greatest thing since sliced bread. I don't have to worry about getting soaked!
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greatest thing since sliced bread

Also, best thing since sliced bread. An excellent new invention, as in Harry swears that this new program is the greatest thing since sliced bread. This phrase, used either straightforwardly or sarcastically, alludes to the convenience of buying bread that is already sliced. [Mid-1900s]
See also: bread, great, since, slice, thing
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When I first saw the uniform, I said, "This is the best thing since sliced bread.
He's getting criticism this season but last season he was the best thing since sliced bread.
One minute Gus is waving the white flag, and the next minute he's the best thing since sliced bread.
BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD Ian Millar with a tray of Warburtons' loaves after the bakery solved his bread problem
But as we see, week in, week out, everyone was talking Spurs up last week as the best thing since sliced bread and then little old snottynosed Wolves turned up and rubbed salt in the wound.
To the apprentices the scheme is, "the best thing since sliced bread," because they are getting a good training and being paid for it.
AFTER hailing him as the best thing since sliced bread (which isn't that great really when you think about it) insisting: "whatever language you speak, whatever country you are from, you will recognise that he's special", Craig Bellamy added: "I don't want to put toomuch pressure on him.
I hated the fact that, years before every boss in the land thought long working hours were the best thing since sliced bread, he would leave at seven in the morning and not return until eight at night.
He's the best thing since sliced bread," joked Capitol Promotions boss Kevin Houston, who runs the Coventry fight firm, which features offices, gym and accommodation in one place.
If they think we're the best thing since sliced bread or they think we're a fluke, it won't change our day-to-day approach.
The best thing since sliced bread," says Richard Sandifer, CEO, of Sandberg Furniture in Los Angeles, "Otrue today as it was several years agoOit's never let me downO it is truly a time-saver and produces accurate reports.
After sending this at best I expected Mr McCartney to 'correct' me on the error of my ways and how the Tories were the best thing since sliced bread but instead of a friendly debate all I got was to be blocked, so I can only assume that Mr McCartney isn't open to anything other than his own pro-Conservative propaganda and is only willing to discuss issues where he can come out smelling of roses.
Now he's saying the pound is the best thing since sliced bread and, despite all evidence to the contrary, we're keeping it.
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