a cut above


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a cut above

Noticeably superior to others within the same category. With his vast experience and charming personality, it was clear to see that Gary was a cut above the rest of the candidates who interviewed for the sales position.
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a cut above the rest

Better in quality than most others. This new restaurant is a cut above the rest.
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a cut above

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a cut above the rest

COMMON If someone or something is a cut above or a cut above the rest, they are better than other people or things of the same type. Joan Smith's detective stories are a cut above the rest. I hate to be predictable, but just like the last 18 singles from this band, it's a cut above.
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a cut above

One that is superior to another or others.
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