Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

right up there with (the best)

right up there withright up there with the best
Meaning(s)
1) to be equal to the most esteemed and the best in their ability or skill
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    • right up there with the best in the business
  • Analysis
    When you say someone is 'right up there', it means that you believe they are equal to or just as capable as those most esteemed and regarded in their profession or skill. This is a phrase that is used to give a vote of confidence in somebody's abilities and skills. This idiom can be used interchangeably with the phrase 'just as good as' or 'on a par with'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I think my strawberry jam is right up there with the best of them.
    2. The concert was spectacular. I think the pianist was right up there with the best.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The methods we used were stringent and our results are right up there with any of the leading authorities' research in this area.
    2. Our product is right up there with any of our rivals and even exceeds theirs when it comes to taste-tests.
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