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outstanding

  

      adj  
1    superior; excellent; distinguished  
2    prominent, remarkable, or striking  
3    still in existence; unsettled, unpaid, or unresolved  
4    (of shares, bonds, etc.) issued and sold  
5    projecting or jutting upwards or outwards  
  outstandingly      adv  
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outstanding

  
1    celebrated, distinguished, eminent, excellent, exceptional, great, important, impressive, meritorious, pre-eminent, special, stellar     (informal)   superior, superlative, well-known  
2    arresting, conspicuous, eye-catching, marked, memorable, notable, noteworthy, prominent, salient, signal, striking  
3    due, ongoing, open, owing, payable, pending, remaining, uncollected, unpaid, unresolved, unsettled  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 2    dull, inferior, insignificant, mediocre, no great shakes     (informal)   ordinary, pedestrian, run-of-the-mill, unexceptional, unimpressive  

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n.
something or someone that is regarded as outstanding, extremely good ; the best ; the cream ; the quintessence ; the jewel ; the top ; the bee's knees ; the cat's pyjamas
[UK];[Slang] Refers to the dog's habit of licking its testicles. By extension (and not without humor) the latter probably taste good! Ex: Among their albums,"master of puppets" is likely the dog's bullocks!
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