English version

the grandaddy of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe grandaddy of somethingthe grandaddy of something informalBESTthe first or greatest example of something Louis Armstrong, the grandaddy of all jazz trumpeters grandaddy
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the grandaddy of somethingPlenty of booze and chow round out the celebration, considered the grandaddy of July Fourth blasts.
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