above and beyond

EnglishEdit

PrepositionEdit

above and beyond

  1. Far more than
    The staff often goes above and beyond what is required

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

above and beyond (comparative more above and beyond, superlative most above and beyond)

  1. (idiomatic) More than is expected or required.
    Boy, they sure went above and beyond when they were planning this party!

Usage notesEdit

More casual than Latinate extraordinary or the even more formal superlative, both with similar etymology of “outside (ordinary)”, “above”.

SynonymsEdit

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