gilt-edged :

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  • s  of the highest quality or value
    gilt-edged securities
    gilt-edged credentials
  • s  having gilded edges as the pages of a book

  • Lee left Singapore with a per capita GDP of $14,000 (it's now $22,000), his reputation gilt-edged and an entire tier of second-generation leaders to take over when he stepped down .
  • In political terms, the warrant gives the cleric a gilt-edged opportunity to stage a dramatic comeback after a long spell in limbo.
  • The Comcast Kingdom's new 56-story castle in Philadelphia's Center City is gilt-edged--a gleaming obelisk, from its flushless urinals to the sumptuous cafeteria named for the .
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  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - Wall Street Journal Blogs

  • John Kerry in San Diego Union Tribune
    The record is clear,Kerry said. "A deficit reduction promise from George W. Bush is not exactly a gilt-edged bond."
  • Iain Dowie in
    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...
  • Nicola Sturgeon in The Herald
    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...

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