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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
first water(furst WA-tuhr)
[Transparency is highly desirable in diamonds, and when they are nearly as transparent as water, they are known as diamonds of the first water. As the transparency decreases, we get second or third water. Hence figuratively, something or someone of the first water is first grade, first class, or of the best in its class.]
"In a too-rare appearance with the San Antonio Symphony on Friday,
pianist Horacio Gutierrez proved once again to be a romanticist
of the first water."
Whenever people say 'We mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add 'We must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it. -Brigid Brophy, writer (1929-1995)