of the first order

of the first order
of the first order (or magnitude)
used to denote something that is excellent or considerable of its kind

it is a media event of the first order

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of a high order | of the highest/first order idiom
of a high quality or degree; of the highest quality or greatest degree

The job requires diplomatic skills of a high order.

She was a snob of the first order.

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