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the granddaddy of them all

The biggest, oldest, most impressive, or most respected person or thing of his, her, or its kind. I own a lot of vintage cars, but my 1926 Bentley is the granddaddy of them all.
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daddy of them all

 and granddaddy of them all
Fig. the biggest or oldest of all; the patriarch. This old fish is the granddaddy of them all. This tree is the daddy of them all. It's been here since the place was built.
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granddaddy of them all

The first, oldest, or most respected of its kind, as in That computer is the grandaddy of them all. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
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(grand)daddy (of them all)

n. the biggest or oldest of all; the patriarch. This old fish is the granddaddy of them all.
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granddaddy

verb

daddy of them all

verb
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Granddaddy looks at me sitting in the recliner chair and his face lights up.
Granddaddy loved the duck woods and nurtured that same passion in me.
Chopping holes in the ice," Granddaddy says, his words a floating cold cloud before his face.
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