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head and shoulders above

Definition of head and shoulders above in English:

informal Far superior to: you were just head and shoulders above all the other girls
More example sentences
  • Several pupils stood head and shoulders above all other applicants, getting one of the top five marks in individual subjects.
  • In fact, the entire relationship has a very odd, pragmatic air to it that makes this stand head and shoulders above most of the rest of the field.
  • There they stand, head and shoulders above all others, some aggressive and pushy, others large and showy.
Synonyms
outclass, surpass, be superior to, be better than, outshine, overshadow, eclipse, dwarf, put in the shade, upstage, transcend;
top, cap, trump, trounce, beat, defeat, better, put to shame, exceed, leave behind, outrank
informal be a cut above, run rings round, leave standing, walk away from
archaic outrival, outvie
See parent entry: head

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