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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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Moreover, the Ciaz GLX contains all the tech and toys that its top-of-the-line subcompact competitors have: leather seats, proximity keyless entry, start/stop pushbutton, power folding side mirrors, Android OS audio unit with touchscreen, navigation system and six speakers, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, preloaded apps such as YouTube, Gmail, Facebook and Waze, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio and mobile phone controls, automatic climate control plus center armrests front and rear.
"An open floor plan, hardwood floors, and high ceilings are the ultimate example of California cool, while multiple fireplaces and a top-of-the-line gourmet kitchen make this the type of home friends will want to hang out in," (http://www.trulia.com/blog/celebrity-homes/rapper-drake-house-tour-expands-hidden-hills-compound/) according to real estate site Trulia.
"We wanted to offer luxury homes, replete with top-of-the-line appointments, at reasonable prices that would attract the future of North Bergen."
Asked why India insisted on buying Russian military hardware and not much more sophisticated US equipment, Mathew said: "The top-of-the-line US aircraft are superior to the top-of-the-line Russian jets.
Generally, the Levinson audio package is available on vehicles that are loaded with options such that according to Carter it seems as though some Lexus customers think that by specifying the "Mark Levinson package" they're asking for the top-of-the-line product.
On the higher end, the company sells and installs top-of-the-line LCD and plasma TVs, gigantic viewing screens and systems such as AMX, a touch-panel-controlled system capable of automating any home or business.
The company's use of top-of-the-line hydraulic components, a heavy steel structure and features such as Laser Platen Positioners puts NEXGEN balers in the premium class.
NEC LCD Technologies will expand sales promotion of its line-up of LCDs adopting UA-SFT technology to a variety of industries requiring higher picture quality, and will continue to develop and promote top-of-the-line TFT LCD modules that respond to the emerging needs of a variety of industrial fields.
With Intransa's StorControl software running on HCL Global Line servers the agreement enables HCL Infosystems to deliver true, top-of-the-line IP SAN systems "powered by Intransa."
MWM, which posted sales of US$334 million in 2004, also makes electronic lines equal to the latest, top-of-the-line engines.
Such features are normally found only on top-of-the-line controls.
Sample code, thorough instructions, and polished technical accuracy make The Definitive Guide To Plone a "must-have" resource for anyone interested in taking advantage of Plone to develop top-of-the-line Web applications.
These were top-of-the-line purchases in concert with other armaments, including F-14 Tomcats.
Zeutschel library cameras and scanners are considered to be the top-of-the-line in their fields and are found in major libraries around the world.