consisting of athletes chosen as the best at their positions from all teams in a league or region:
Our quarterback was chosen for the all-star team.
consisting entirely of star performers:
an all-star cast.
Sports. a player selected for an all-star team.
Putting the show to bed was like, “Fuck, am I breaking up this all-star team?”
The Zany Shades of Nick Kroll Abby Haglage December 14, 2014
Boogie Woogie satirizes the New York and London art scenes with an all-star cast and wicked humor.
The Art World’s Devil Wears Prada James Reginato May 12, 2010
Then Sheen patched in the man he declared was his new BFF: former Major League all-star Lenny Dykstra, better known as “Nails.”
Charlie Sheen’s Crazy New BFF Randall Lane February 28, 2011
It’s an all-star panel that includes National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander and outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Brennan Emerges From The Shadows Daniel Klaidman August 5, 2013
Rob Marshall lined up an all-star cast for his movie adaptation of the popular Sondheim musical.
‘Into the Woods’ Cast: Grading the Singing of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp & More Kevin Fallon July 24, 2013
He had “an all-star production,” direct from “the leading theatres of the universe.”
The Daughter of Anderson Crow George Barr McCutcheon
He was pretty hard hit by the failure of the all-star League to go through last year, but hes got plenty left.
Baseball Joe, Home Run King Lester Chadwick
It is not my purpose to select an all-star football team from the long list of heroes past and present.
Football Days William H. Edwards
It sounded the death knell of the all-star League, and it went to pieces like a house of cards.
Baseball Joe Around the World Lester Chadwick
There is a whole chorus of these men-women in the Jackson Park theater—an all-star combination.
The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA ‘Quondam’)
(prenominal) consisting of star performers
1893, originally of theatrical casts, from all + star (n.) in the “celebrated person” sense. From 1898 in reference to sports teams.
selected on the basis of merit to represent one’s state, often in a competition: an all-state debater; a pitcher on the all-state team.
- All stuff like that there
all stuff like that there noun phrase Other such things; etcetera: They sold boots and shoes and all like that there Related Terms all like that there
- All systems go
all systems go A state of readiness for immediate action: “Your proposal has been approved, so it’s all systems go.” This phrase originated in the 1960s during the heyday of space flight and referred to the launching of missiles and other space vehicles. Everything is ready for proceeding, as in They’ve rented a hall and […]
- All talk and no action
Much discussion but no action or results, as in Don’t count on Mary’s help—she’s all talk, or Dave has been saying for months that he’ll get a summer job, but he’s all talk and no action. This idiom may have begun life asall talk and no cider, which Washington Irving cited as an American proverb […]