head and shoulders

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

head and shoulders (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) To a considerable degree.
    She was head and shoulders better than any of her rivals.
    He was head and shoulders above the others in the law firm.

Adverb[edit]

head and shoulders (not comparable)

  1. By force; violently.
    to drag somebody head and shoulders
    • Felton
      They bring in every figure of speech, head and shoulders.