"second to none"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 9 23:59:26 UTC 2011

A search finds no trace in OED.

1743 _Philadelphia Gazette_ (Sept. 22) 3 [America's Hist. Newsp.]:
Knights Bannerers are second to none but Knights of the Garter.

1750 _New-York Eve. Post_ (March 26) 3 [ibid]: [T]he English
taste...we consider second to none, our own excepted.

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