Top-shelf meaning

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Of the finest quality.
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(idiomatic) Of the highest quality.
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(US, idiomatic) Best, or high quality.
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(UK, idiomatic) Describing books, magazines, or movies that have adult content, or soft-core porn.

Jim has a lot of top shelf magazines.

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(idiomatic, of a magazine) Pornographic.
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Origin of top-shelf

  • (British: material with adult content): Such material is often stored on the top shelf in a newsagent's shop, where it is both less visible and harder to reach without being seen.

    From Wiktionary