out of the top drawer

out of the top drawer

From an elite social class. If she's out of the top drawer, then why would she waste her time with a pauper like you?
See also: drawer, of, out, top

out of the top drawer

or

from the top drawer

mainly BRITISH
COMMON
1. If someone or something is out of the top drawer or from the top drawer, they are of very high quality. The player I am looking for will be right out of the top drawer. Castleford produced a performance right out of the top drawer to thrash Wigan 33-2. Note: You can also use top-drawer on its own to describe someone or something is of a very high quality. The Grange Hotel may be top drawer, but it's not pretentious. The dramatisation is superbly played by a top-drawer cast.
2. If someone is out of the top drawer or from the top drawer, they come from a very high social class. His companion came from right out of the top drawer of the Irish landed gentry.
See also: drawer, of, out, top
References in periodicals archive ?
When the nine first round heats are run at Shelbourne tomorrow they will produce racing right out of the top drawer.
A constant presence in both attack and defence while his effort for the opener was out of the top drawer.
The Gwent side's threequarters produced some inspired moves and several of the touchdowns were out of the top drawer, combining individual brilliance with solid teamwork.
These days, Will Smith is a megastar right out of the top drawer, while Lawrence can't get arrested.
Ford, who possesses bags of potential, stayed calm when he trailed Anthony Hamilton 4-3 in his curtain-raiser and his break to clinch the deciding frame was out of the top drawer.
And some of StockportOs play has been out of the top drawer this term.
Probably not out of the top drawer but ran creditably in a back-end Newmarket maiden behind stablemate Maid To Perfection.
Although he has yet to tackle anything out of the top drawer, his early pace will make him hard to lead up and, if able to keep on progressing at the rate he is, he should have no problems handling the rise in class.
Beat Hollow certainly looked out of the top drawer on his only outing over a mile at Yarmouth last October when slamming Peacock Jewel by three lengths, and his breeding-out of Irish Oaks winner Weymss Bight-has Derby written all over it.
His work since Ascot has, as usual, been out of the top drawer and Henry Cecil's charge is napped to take advantage of what appears to be a very lenient handicap mark.