gilt-edged gilt-edged

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of the highest quality or value
  2. (adj) having gilded edges as the pages of a book

Usage(s):

  1. In political terms, the warrant gives the cleric a gilt-edged opportunity to stage a dramatic comeback after a long spell in limbo.
  2. Results of such careful picking and choosing should be a gilt-edged list of entries for each festival.

News

  • Mall Mortgage Sale Shows Topsy-Turvy Time for CMBS

    A troubled Cincinnati-area mall has taken the dark distinction of causing the first loss to a commercial mortgage-backed security that earned a gilt-edged AAA rating as the real-estate boom was maturing in 2005.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

Quotes

  1. "The record is clear," Kerry said. "A deficit reduction promise from George W. Bush is not exactly a gilt-edged bond."
    on Apr 7, 2004 By: John Kerry Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. Dowie said: "I thought it was a really good game of football. We had 12 gilt-edged chances in the first half but only ended up taking the scrappiest one out of the lot. I'm really pleased with the way the whole team performed and some of the...
    on Aug 12, 2008 By: Iain Dowie Source: Sportinglife.com

  3. "Alistair Darling has a gilt-edged opportunity to do the right thing by lending a helping hand to boost Scotland's housing industry," Ms Sturgeon said. "There has never been a more opportune time for the Chancellor to inject significant...
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: Nicola Sturgeon Source: The Herald

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