from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. selected or chosen for special qualifications.

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  • adj. selected or chosen for special qualifications


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  • 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.

    Unemployment Rate Has Grown Faster In Mountain West Than Any Other U.S. Region Over Past Year

  • 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.

    Who should receive Emmy nominations? Tough call

  • 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.

    The FTSE 100: From Blue Chip to Fool's Gold

  • The friction over taxes escalated late last year when Mr. Coburn and two other Republican senators said they would support the recommendations of a blue-ribbon deficit-reduction commission for deep spending cuts coupled with a tax overhaul.

    Promise on Taxes Sparks GOP Rift

  • Mr. Obama 's blue-ribbon panel has made little public progress so far, and heated campaign rhetoric this year over Social Security could make its job even more difficult.

    Annual Deficit Stays Sky-High

  • In the aftermath of the savings and loan debacle of the late 1980s - which led to an enormous government bailout of the thrift industry - Mr. McCoy was appointed in 1991 as a commissioner on a blue-ribbon panel to study the causes of the crisis.

    Neal S. McCoy, lawyer who studied S&L crisis, dies at 69

  • He ordered the formation of a blue-ribbon task force to examine the issue, hoping that would buy him some time.

    Bugs make pleas for benefits

  • As for the year we leave behind, it was, at least in the American political arena, another blue-ribbon winner for deceit and stupidity -- traits that, unfortunately for all of us, tend to metastasize wildly as elections approach.

    Daniel Cluchey: Unsolicited New Year's Resolutions

  • A report out on Tuesday, by a blue-ribbon panel co-chaired by former Mali president Alpha Konaré and former World Bank president James Wolfensohn, points out the danger of a two-track world – advancing developed and emerging-market countries, floundering poor ones representing more than a billion people by 2020 – if we fail.

    'Least developed countries' pose the next big globalisation challenge | Cheick Sidi Diarra

  • Contrary to the rather heated, ideological, and non-evidence-based rhetoric that typically leads attempts at reform, this blue-ribbon panel found the testing programs that are presently in vogue to be ineffective and potentially harmful to attempts to improve public education.

    Dr. Jim Taylor: Testing in Schools Isn't Working


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