Idiom:  one of a kind


Idiom:  one of a kind

  • the only item of its type (there isn’t another item like it)
  • unique or very unusual

Note:  When you use this as an adjective before a noun, hyphenate the words:  one-of-a-kind.

Your girlfriend will love this one-of-a-kind ring. No one will have anything similar.

Example sentences

— My engagement ring was handcrafted so it’s one of a kind.

— The imperfections in these leather purses is what makes them one of a kind.

— All of these necklaces are handmade by artisans in Namibia so they are one of a kind.

— I love these quilts. They're made of old t-shirts so each design is one of a kind.

— This baseball team is been one of a kind and it will be sad to see half of the team members graduate in June.

— My teacher said my paper was one of a kind but I have a feeling she didn't mean it as a compliment.

— Our house isn't huge but it's one of a kind. My father wanted a modern design with solar panels to make it energy efficient.

— Your assistant is one of a kind. Treat her well so she will stay with you for a few more years.

— That's a beautiful wooden chair. Is it one of a kind?

— The greatest singers are those who don't imitate others and whose voices are one of a kind.

— Most of my students are smart but Amanda's intelligence is truly one of a kind.


  • out there
  • out of the ordinary
  • out of this world

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