greatest thing since sliced bread

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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Edward Poteat, president of Carthage Advisors says of the transaction, "RAD is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy Swedish supermodel who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread.
I'm not going to leap to its defence and say it was the greatest thing since sliced bread - it wasn't - but it was nowhere near as bad as people say.
I often joke Alan thinks he's the greatest thing since sliced bread and he joked he could beat me over 100 yards.
Commons' plain speaking might appal chief executive Neil Doncaster as he tries to convince potential sponsors the SPL is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
But people act like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Meanwhile baker Sharon tells butcher Andy she's the greatest thing since sliced bread.
IF the present government believe that directly elected mayors are the greatest thing since sliced bread why don't they propose a directly elected Prime Minister?
It's certainly not the funniest movie of the year or the greatest thing since sliced bread, as its ad campaign would have you believe.
This time last year, according to them, he was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
THE GREATEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD and the other two Morris Byrd books by Don Robertson.
Before moving to his current office in Olds Station, Neher worked across from someone who didn't find his laugh the greatest thing since sliced bread.
As confident as you are that your business proposition and business plan is the greatest thing since sliced bread, Angels have "been there and done that" and can spot inconsistencies and reality gaps immediately.
Stennett, whose collection also includes Ernie Curtis' winning medal and shirt from the FA Cup triumph, said: "Through my teenage years City were the greatest thing since sliced bread.
THE last time England won three straight one-day matches against Australia, Tony Blair had just been elected Prime Minister with the British public reckoning he was the greatest thing since sliced bread.