be second to none

be second to none

To be the best; to have no rival. Of course my daughter will go to Harvard—it's second to none! The owner is a famous pastry chef, so the desserts here are truly second to none.
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We need determination that our nation's technological capabilities will be second to none. We need to do that because we want to leave a legacy to our children, and a standard of living that will improve rather than deteriorate.