the greatest thing since sliced bread


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the greatest 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 greatest thing since sliced bread. I don't have to worry about getting soaked!
See also: bread, great, since, slice, thing

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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I went through teenage years when I thought Cardiff City were the greatest thing since sliced bread," said Stennett.
But people forgive and forget their flops because they, unlike Harrison, never said they were the greatest thing since sliced bread.
It could of course be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
A few months ago my postbag was full of letters 'slaughtering' Liverpool - now they're the greatest thing since sliced bread.
It's not like a music release that sounds like the greatest thing since sliced bread, then dries out once they don't have a hot album.
If they are the greatest thing since sliced bread, two support gigs provide food for thought as well.
Sure didn't our parents and grandparents think that Eamon de Valera was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
It's sometimes over the top but it also works the other way when you're lauded as the greatest thing since sliced bread when you play well.
There are those, as with one reviewer commenting on their sup posed seminal work, Ladies and Gentleman, we are Floating in Space, who see the band as being pretty much the greatest thing since sliced bread, or the musical equivalent - The Beatles.
I would just point out that young Scot Michael Stewart was going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread at United and he ended up being loaned out to Nottingham Forest.
JUSTIN ROSE, touted as the greatest thing since sliced bread when he turned professional after finishing fourth at the age of 17 in the Open at Royal Birkdale, has yet to live up to that exceptional promise - but don't give up on him.
The first of these centers was opened in the late 1970s at the Santa Monica Freeway and Fairfax Avenue, and the old RTD hailed it as the greatest thing since sliced bread.
They are on a TV series and they're pumped up and told they are the greatest thing since sliced bread.
ROY KEANE blamed himself for Sunderland's shock 3-0 Carling Cup humiliation at Kenilworth Road last night and shrugged: "Maybe I'm not the greatest thing since sliced bread after all.
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