the best of the lot

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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A house tied onto the other end ought to be hefty enough to fetch the best of the lot."
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?
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.
TOM WATSON believes Turnberry deserves to remain on The Open rota as he rated the revamped Ayrshire links the best of the lot.
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
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.
The best of the lot was Aidan O'Brien's improving three-year-old El Salvador, who impressively dismissed his rivals in the concluding 1m4f handicap.
"Surprisingly, given that he hasn't got any Greek in him, Harvey's pronunciation is actually the best of the lot. He's spot on, bless him!" he added.
So, since he has not been tested, he is, out of the lot, the best of the lot to be given a chance, said General Musharraf.Unless we break this political status quo and create another political alternative, I think Pakistan will continue on this downward trend as we are going, General Musharraf said.
Wark said: "I've been on the same pitch as Pele - although it was in the film Escape To Victory - and Zico but Maradona was the best of the lot.
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