‘Crackerjack’

When you say that someone is `crackerjack’ what you mean is that he is very industrious and very good at what he does. The word is considered slang.

Here’s an example.” His students say that Sanjay is a crackerjack teacher. But I heard that he is looking for a job that will pay him a better salary.” * ”I understand that Medini is a crackerjack batswoman. Her parents, however, don’t want her to take up cricket as a profession.” *  ”I think Prem will make a crackerjack accountant.”

Source:  ‘Know Your English’ Series – The Hindu Daily, Sep 26, 2005

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