above and beyond

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English[edit]

Preposition[edit]

above and beyond

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

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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

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