the best of the lot

the best of the lot

the most excellent of all people or things considered as a group The world is bursting with good young violinists, and one of the best of the lot is Vengerov.
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References in classic literature ?
A house tied onto the other end ought to be hefty enough to fetch the best of the lot.
There are uncommonly few honest people about, prince; there isn't one honester than Ptitsin, he's the best of the lot.
By God,' cried Dick, 'I believe you are the best of the lot.
His fourth goal soon followed and he capped a sensational display on 57 minutes with the best of the lot - a spectacular scissor kick from the edge of the area to seal a 5-1 win and send Bayern top of the table.
He was responsible for more than 50 themes and scores from the 1960s to the 1980s most notably those for This Is Your Life, Animal Magic and - arguably the best of the lot - The Avengers.
The third outing from Pixar featuring Woody and the gang is arguably the best of the lot, with ingenious action, wry humour and an unbearably emotional finale.
The best of the lot was Aidan O'Brien's improving three-year-old El Salvador, who impressively dismissed his rivals in the concluding 1m4f handicap.
Surprisingly, given that he hasn't got any Greek in him, Harvey's pronunciation is actually the best of the lot.
WOLVES final 'home' game of the season, at Telford's Bucks Head, was undoubtedly the best of the lot.
So, since he has not been tested, he is, out of the lot, the best of the lot to be given a chance, said General Musharraf.
And these are the best of the lot, or as the puppy dressed as Winnie the Pooh might put it - the bee's knees.
THERE were some good winners last week with Andy Donnelly, Cairnhill, being the best of the lot.
Wark said: "I've been on the same pitch as Pele - although it was in the film Escape To Victory - and Zico but Maradona was the best of the lot.
As for new films, the best of the lot is Emmanuel Carrere's psychological mystery ``La Moustache,'' about a man who shaves off his mustache despite his wife saying she likes it.
And, the best of the lot, who was the first person to look at a cow and say: "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink whatever comes out"?