above and beyond something

above and beyond

Exceeding expectations or requirements. The young officer went above and beyond when he repaired the old woman's home so that the township wouldn't condemn it. I will award extra credit to anyone who does research above and beyond the parameters of the assignment.
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above and beyond the call of duty

More than what is expected of someone. Wow, I can't believe you finished our whole report while I was out sick. You really went above and beyond the call of duty on this one!
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aˌbove and beˈyond something

(formal) more than (your duty, etc.): They showed commitment to the job above and beyond what was expected of them.
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