five star rating


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five star rating

A term borrowed from the lay argot referring to anything that is regarded as being of the highest possible quality, based on a five-star system of rating. This can lead to confusion in the UK, as the NHS once rated its trusts on a 3-star system from 0 (i.e., very bad) to 3 (very good), based on various objective parameters.
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Euro NCAP has recognised the Volkswagen Passat and Sharan with a five star rating in its crash test.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recognised the 2011 Honda Accord Sedan with a five star rating in the Overall Vehicle Score.
The vehicle received a five star rating for all three of its impact tests, frontal, offset frontal and side impacts.
The Toyota Verso has received a five star rating in the 2010 Euro NCAP safety performance test programme.
The front seat passengers received five star rating for the side impact test, aided by the standard side and side curtain airbags and five stars in the rollover assessment.
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The Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab has received a five star rating for driver and front-passenger protection in a frontal crash in the United States government's safety crash test programme.
Diani Reef was awarded five star rating after the facility scored 100 per cent on essential items.
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The NSSF has awarded Royal Range USA in Nashville, Tenn., its Five Star rating for business excellence.