the best thing since sliced bread


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the best thing since sliced bread

A humorous and hyperbolic statement indicating one's belief that something is excellent, especially something new and innovative. These waterproof jeans are the best thing since sliced bread. I don't have to worry about getting soaked!
See also: bread, since, slice, thing

the best thing since sliced bread

If someone thinks that something is the best thing since sliced bread, they think it is very good. When your programme first started I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. Note: You can also say that something is the greatest thing since sliced bread. The new mill was the greatest thing since sliced bread and nobody was thinking about environmental issues. Note: These expressions are often used to show that you think that the person's opinion is wrong or foolish.
See also: bread, since, slice, thing
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I hated the fact that, years before every boss in the land thought long working hours were the best thing since sliced bread, he would leave at seven in the morning and not return until eight at night.
He's the best thing since sliced bread," joked Capitol Promotions boss Kevin Houston, who runs the Coventry fight firm, which features offices, gym and accommodation in one place.
If they think we're the best thing since sliced bread or they think we're a fluke, it won't change our day-to-day approach.
This is the unquestionable truth but to misguided people such as Brian Mark wind technology is the best thing since sliced bread.
Carroll had a perfectly good goal against Sunderland chalked off and if he had got the winner in that game everyone would be saying he was the best thing since sliced bread.
It is a powerful thing to know what people think about your product or service - whether enhancements are needed or they think you're the best thing since sliced bread, that information can be used in a variety of ways, all of them beneficial.
Funny, witty, gross - The Inbetweeners has inherited Peep Show's title as Britain's premier comedy, and it is the best thing since sliced bread.
And according to the Swedes, who've bought millions of them, The Yantra Mat is the best thing since sliced bread.
But there's lots of energy and enthusiasm there and people are always ready to tell you that you're the best thing since sliced bread, even if perhaps you aren't really.
According to the blurb,this is the best thing since sliced bread - not that you can trim your hairy bits with sliced bread.
Three weeks ago we were the best thing since sliced bread and no amount of one-day cricket could have taken the gloss off the Ashes for me.
SO often a player comes along who splits the fans opinions - some people think he's the best thing since sliced bread while others disagree with that.
I am not saying I am the best thing since sliced bread but I am a realist.
If you score one week you're the best thing since sliced bread and fans will say, 'Give him a contract.
The Prime Minister did all that, managing to complete his statement without even uttering the word 'referendum', and implying that the constitution would be the best thing since sliced bread.