greatest thing since sliced bread

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 thought that was the greatest thing since sliced bread, said Donald Stratton.
The Magic Hat man was the greatest thing since sliced bread at the start of the season.
It's always a marvel to watch the American flag-waving civil servants and politicians claim that America is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but have so little faith in its judicial system.
If you keep seeing him, it will hurt for ever because you'll never get the opportunity to feel better about yourself or to meet someone who thinks you're the greatest thing since sliced bread and will be faithful to you.
If 85 percent of the voters in Eugene think (mandatory paid sick leave) is the greatest thing since sliced bread, then you are wasting your money," he said.
I am not convinced this is the greatest thing since sliced bread for several reasons.
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.