Meaning of if ever there was in English:

if ever there was

(also if there ever was)

phrase

  • An assertion that the person or thing referred to is a perfect or undoubted example of its kind.

    ‘if ever there was a tablet perfect for kids this is it’
    • ‘this is a geek film if ever there was one’
    • ‘If ever there was a movie made for the DVD era, this is it.’
    • ‘She's a glamorous gran if ever there was one.’
    • ‘He was a master-mind, if ever there was one.’
    • ‘If there ever was a time to try and mop up as much support as possible from these areas, this is it.’
    • ‘That was an understatement if there ever was one!’