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first-rate

1. adjective Excellent; of the best or highest possible quality or rank. That movie was positively first-rate! The tiny nation boasts a first-rate healthcare system.
2. adverb Very well; superbly; fantastically. I hear Joanna did first-rate on her exams last week.
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The sauce is glued together with first-rate extra virgin olive oil.
Ripe seasonal tomatoes, preferably plum or sauce tomatoes, which have a lower water content, should be used when available but first-rate canned tomato pulp is a good choice for the rest of the year.
First-rate ingredients - including mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, juicy tomatoes and fresh basil - are a must.