Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

second to none

second to none
Meaning(s)
1) as good as or better than all others
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    • a reputation that is second to none
  • Analysis

    The expression 'second to none' literally means that something is the best in its class. This phrase comes from a Shakespeare play and is used to describe something unrivalled or which is always number one. 

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I was desperate to get the grades necessary to be accepted into that university. Their facilities are second to none!
    2. I loving coming to this restaurant for lunch. The food here really is second to none.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The business may not have the range or resources of their rivals, but their customer service is second to none.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Forward thinking and years of hard work have helped the company forge a reputation that is second to none in the manufacturing industry.
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