the best of the lot

the best of the lot

The absolute best in a particular set, field, etc.; the best of everything or everyone. The team needed a top draft pick, and they got the best of the lot.
See also: lot, of
References in classic literature ?
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.
A house tied onto the other end ought to be hefty enough to fetch the best of the lot.
But the best of the lot is the 'bonu' version of his chat with guitar legend Johnny Marr.
University of Cebu proved to be the best of the lot after topping the Under Armour 3x3 U18 basketball national tournament with a close 21-20 overtime win over Bounty A over the weekend at Titan Love Court at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
But a test by experts found the best of the lot is Sainsbury's own label version - costing just PS10.
TOM WATSON believes Turnberry deserves to remain on The Open rota as he rated the revamped Ayrshire links the best of the lot.
Jakupovic was the hero for Hull as he stopped wave after wave of Arsenal attack, his stop from Campbell the best of the lot.
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.
6% of its value on the day, was the best of the lot -- all downhill from there.
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.