blue-ribbon blue-ribbon


  • (adj) selected or chosen for special qualifications


  1. Not everything related to abusive interrogations can be declassified, but nonetheless should be looked at by a blue-ribbon presidential commission.
  2. With its new assessment system, New Hampshire is adopting a key recommendation of a blue-ribbon panel called the New Commission on Skills of the American Workforce.
  3. In a Manhattan courtroom, an all-male blue-ribbon jury studiously listened to the story of a thoroughly senseless murder.


  1. Time for MLB to let the A's move

    I don't know how much sewage has leaked from the pipes at the Coliseum since Bud Selig formed a blue-ribbon panel in 2009 to find a solution for relocating the Oakland A's to San Jose, but the smell apparently hasn't yet reached Park Avenue. The A's want to move, San Jose wants the A's, but the Giants own territorial rights to Santa Clara County, creating this messy situation that finally ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Paris Air Show: Boeing launches 787-10, punts on where it will be assembled

    At the Paris Air Show Tuesday, as expected, Boeing launched the final and largest member of its Dreamliner jet family, the 787-10. The jet officially entered the market with a total of 102 orders from blue-ribbon customers United, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, GECAS (the airplane leasing
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Seattle Times


  1. Bush acknowledged that success in Iraq would require a "US political, economic and security engagement that extends beyond my presidency.peStill, he maintained that his surge is working, despite several recent blue-ribbon reports concluding that the...
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Courier Mail

  2. "Creating an independent blue-ribbon panel on this oil spill will help provide the recommendations to ensure that similar disasters do not happen again," said Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.
    on May 17, 2010 By: Edward Markey Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. "We don't just want an advisory, blue-ribbon commission," Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero said.
    on Dec 8, 2007 By: Gloria Romero Source: International Herald Tribune

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