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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
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I may also add that each of the four stories on their appearance in book form was picked out on various grounds as the "best of the lot" by different critics, who reviewed the volume with a warmth of appreciation and understanding, a sympathetic insight and a friendliness of expression for which I cannot be sufficiently grateful.
There are uncommonly few honest people about, prince; there isn't one honester than Ptitsin, he's the best of the lot. Are you laughing?
A house tied onto the other end ought to be hefty enough to fetch the best of the lot."
"I could almost have liked you, Prascovia," suddenly she remarked, "for you are a nice girl--the best of the lot. You have some character about you.
One of a race of persons who lived before the division of labor had been carried to such a pitch of differentiation, and who followed the primitive economic maxim, "Every man his own horse." The best of the lot was Chiron, who to the wisdom and virtues of the horse added the fleetness of man.
THERE were some good winners last week but best of the lot came from Colin McGinn.
And we might each think that our own era was the best of the lot - in terms of the classes, dinners, toys, uniform, technology, discos and playtimes, but now a group of 21st century pupils and teachers have agreed to take on an epic time-travelling experiment, and put themselves through school in seven iconic eras.
This was McCall's fourth title as gaffer since 2011 - and he reckons that it was the best of the lot after his side's winter crisis, when Saracens lost five top-flight games on the spin and were smashed 46-14 by Clermont.
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.
Jakupovic was the hero for Hull as he stopped wave after wave of Arsenal attack, his stop from Campbell the best of the lot. -- SPA 20:13 LOCAL TIME 17:13 GMT
ISLAMABAD -- In a bid to discover capable players and take on the best of the lot in Davis Cup 2017, Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will start a two year training camp next month.
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.
Entravision, which lost 1.6% of its value on the day, was the best of the lot -- all downhill from there.