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the granddaddy of them all

The biggest, oldest, most impressive, or most respected person or thing of his, her, or its kind. I own a lot of vintage cars, but my 1926 Bentley is the granddaddy of them all.
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daddy of them all

 and granddaddy of them all
Fig. the biggest or oldest of all; the patriarch. This old fish is the granddaddy of them all. This tree is the daddy of them all. It's been here since the place was built.
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granddaddy of them all

The first, oldest, or most respected of its kind, as in That computer is the grandaddy of them all. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
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(grand)daddy (of them all)

n. the biggest or oldest of all; the patriarch. This old fish is the granddaddy of them all.
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granddaddy

verb

daddy of them all

verb
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I ask as Granddaddy pulls two feed sacks filled with hay from the truck.
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short yard in and I imagine when Granddaddy plowed this land, his very
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So it's not a huge shock to us to learn that our great-great granddaddy was a white slave owner.