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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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Of course, the granddaddy of them all, the 1929 stock market crash, gave us some of the most lasting--and most respected--rules and regulatory bodies, among them the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
It's going to remain the granddaddy of them all under almost any conceivable set of circumstances,'' he said.
But the granddaddy of them all might just be Oliveto in Oakland, California (510/547-5356), where every February, the restaurant's famed Whole Hog dinner series is a dedicated celebration of all things pig.
They include local boomer rallies, an online exhibit and auction of "denim art" created by celebrities and the granddaddy of them all, a monumental concert in NYC bringing together some of the greatest artists in music and entertainment.
Sounds like another example of the granddaddy of them all being abused by the Bowl Championship Series.
Granddaddy of them all is the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann (pronounced flah KEE-ohl nah HAIR-in), the national championship.
But the granddaddy of them all is in Nanaimo, just a 44-mile ferry ride from Vancouver.
To celebrate the game that has been nicknamed "The Granddaddy of Them All," AT&T is providing Rose Bowl Game fans with an online quiz at www.
GOING TO THE GAME: As the oldest football bowl game, the Rose Bowl is often called the Granddaddy of Them All.
Atari Games is known for creating such classic arcade games as Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Gauntlet, Primal Rage, Area 51, and the granddaddy of them all, Pong.
Finish first and it's to Pasadena and the Granddaddy of them all.
Baseball(TM) series, T-MEK(TM), Pitfighter(TM), Marble Madness(TM), the Paperboy(TM) series, Hard Drivin'(TM), Missile Command(TM), Asteroids(TM), and the granddaddy of them all, PONG(TM).
It was the granddaddy of them all,'' said Wilfred McNay, who ran the facility for more than 20 years starting in the 1950s.