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(the) top of the line

The absolute best of a certain thing, often referring to a product that is of the utmost quality (and usually the most expensive). When used as a noun, it is preceded by "the." That store only sells top of the line gear. You may want to consider some lower-priced options. We will only accept the top of the line. It's the best or nothing.
See also: line, of, top
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The vehicle will only be on offer with the top of the line VX variant.
"Legend is a luxury car, it is the top of the line Honda sedan.
The top of the line MacBook Air 13 with a 1.8GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and 256GB storage gets a price cut of Rs.
Carter expects that they will sell 30,000 units (of which 65% will be the standard wheelbase models; in keeping with having something at the top of the line, the LS 460 comes in a long-wheelbase configuration, as well, one that increases the wheelbase from 116.9 in.
We tested the top of the line: the six-cylinder, 3.0-liter, 250-horsepower L.L.
The top of the line z890 has almost twice the processing power compared to the top of the line z800 as a result of a near 100 percent increase in the capacity of each general purpose central processor.
QuickBooks offers three business software applications: Basic is the entry-level product, pro has more advanced features, and premier is the top of the line.
The NetReady product model called Cluster Manager is at the top of the line: it's specified to support two or more libraries and up to 200 users with 100GB of HDD capacity and 128MB of onboard RAM to cache files from those libraries' media.
The main features of the Ideapad Y500 laptop include (specs listed below are for the top of the line variant):
It, however, may not be the top of the line. A production version of the rear-drive Opel Insignia show car may be on the road by 2007, and will include variants from both Saab and Cadillac.
(TSE:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) announced that its ATI RAGE 128 PRO graphics chip is now available with the top of the line Gateway workstation computers, the E5400 series.
Of course, the top of the line CS Quattro still incorporates one of the most sophisticated full-time all-wheel drive systems on the market All Audi 100 models are powered by a 2.8-liter V-6 with an adequate 172 horsepower.