Selected or chosen for special qualifications.(adjective)
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Use "blue-ribbon" in a sentence
"Montana's Flathead Valley, which includes Glacier National Park, a popular ski resort and blue-ribbon fly fishing, has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state."
"Last year's experiment with blue-ribbon judging panels, who chose five nominees from the voters 'lists of 10 finalists, has been scrapped, and the nominations will be chosen entirely by popular vote."
"The risk is that companies that might have struggled to gain a listing under the scrutiny of lawyers, accountants and investors in a normal IPO process are gaining quick entry to London's blue-ribbon index on the basis of little more than the presentation of three years of audited accounts, the minimum requirement for a premium London listing."