above par


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above par

better than average or normal. His work is above par, so he should get paid better.
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The competition was above par and the scores were remarkably high.
FIVE students who are above par with both a golf club and an academic text book are set to tee off at a South Wales golf academy.
The writing is well above par, and as one of the editors states, it does make good shiterature.
The script is good, the direction's fine, the acting's above par - but the whole is less than the sum of its parts.
But with the leaderboard featuring scores above par all day, he put himself in contention at No.
As far as small family cars go, the Golf is an outstanding all-rounder, above par in every area.
There are days when I hit two below par on a front nine, but on the back nine I'm four above par.
In rankings among the top environmental law journals, the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law performed at or above par with well-regarded specialty journals such as UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Tulane Environmental Law Journal, Pace Environmental Law Review, Natural Resources Journal, and Natural Resources and the Environment.
Indeed, all of the illustrations are well above par, and include color maps and drawings by notable artists like Howard Pyle.
FUND-RAISERS had a swinging time as they set about putting a local charity well above par.
Apple Computer bucked the PC industry's downward trend by reported 37% growth, and Microsoft stayed well above par with a sales rise of 18%.
The problem the investment banker is unlikely to highlight to the issuer up front, however, is that this subsequent debt issued significantly above par almost always must carry a 10-15 basis-point yield enhancement in order to attract buyers.
When the rapid cancellation subsides, the net asset value will rise above par value again,'' he said.
If the market rate is less than the coupon rate, the bond will trade above par (at a premium).