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blue ribbon

1. noun A prize for first place. In contests, the person or thing that wins first place is often awarded a blue ribbon. Congratulations on winning the blue ribbon! It was certainly well-deserved—I never knew pecan pie could taste so good!
2. adjective (often hyphenated) By extension, something that is excellent, or the best of a particular group or category. Wow, Sharon, this is a blue-ribbon pie—I never knew pecan pie could taste so good!
See also: blue, ribbon
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Our FiDi eatery will embody the original founding spirit of Blue Ribbon Restaurants--it will be a casual, fun place that we would be happy returning to day after day with business associates, family or friends," said Bruce Bromberg.
Asked if their camp will appeal the Senate blue ribbon committee's decision to the court, the vice president said that it remains to be seen.
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Atlanta; Houston; Arlington, Texas; Detroit; San Antonio; and Nashville--Pabst will host the "Pabst Party Zone," an exclusive fan experience that will give attendees the opportunity to go behind the scenes with the Professional Bull Riders while enjoying Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, including access to upgraded seating, rider autograph sessions and meet and greets.
Through the deal, Blue Ribbon secured funds for a debt refinancing and a partner buyout, the lender said.
The company is partnering chefs and founders of Blue Ribbon Restaurants, from New York, US, with its own team of culinary experts to create the Blue Ribbon Classics menu.
The movie introduced me to the blue ribbon system and it demonstrated how people were giving out the blue ribbon, honouring and acknowledging those that feel unappreciated and making them feel good about themselves.
Today's appointment, we believe, better positions this university to accomplish the objectives (of the Blue Ribbon Commission).
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The issuance in 1999 of the "Report of The Blue Ribbon Committee on Improving the Effectiveness of Corporate Audit Committees" (known as the Blue Ribbon Committee), sponsored by the New York Stock Exchange and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).
The ATV users primarily responsible for these problems are hunters, say Clark Collin, executive director of me Blue Ribbon Coalition, and Russ Enis, executive director of the Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, both organizations representing motorized recreation.