beyond the call of duty


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(above and) beyond the call of duty

(spoken)
much more than should be expected If your waiter goes beyond the call of duty, leave a bigger tip.
Related vocabulary: above and beyond something
Etymology: first used about police officers, fire fighters, or soldiers who were injured or killed while doing their jobs
See also: beyond, call, duty, of

beyond the call of duty

see under above and beyond.
See also: beyond, call, duty, of
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Steve Epperson received the state court family award, bestowed on a member of the state court support staff who has provided service above and beyond the call of duty to the bench, bar, and public.
Smith distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy near Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq, on 4 April 2003.
However, Idaho State Police Captain Stephen Jones told the paper that "it took a lot of courage to do this" and that "'Dwayne definitely went above and beyond the call of duty.
We went above and beyond the call of duty, be cause we knew it was an important building and space for our industry and the City.
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Go beyond the call of duty in offering them more than they've asked for.
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Above and Beyond the Call of Duty award -- Jim Rorex of Ace Painting Service.
Of the millions of men who have served in our Armed Forces from Pearl Harbor to Somalia, only 842 have received this decoration for heroism above and beyond the call of duty.
Although your staff made it seem like they were just doing their jobs, MBI truly did go above and beyond the call of duty.
Going above and beyond the call of duty is how Puebla says she managed to secure such marquee clients as Coca-Cola, Taco Bell, Fidelity National Title, CarrAmerica, Cushman & Wakefield and Xerox.
Nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty in looking after patients could become knights and dames.
The signed, limited edition canvas of "Heading Home" recognizes Staff Sergeant Morey for selfless actions that went above and beyond the call of duty during her deployment to the 732nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron at Abu Ghraib, Iraq.
LANCASTER -- Gloria Ingalls remembered the day that Monte Vista School teacher Janice Forte-Watson went above and beyond the call of duty for Ingalls' 6-year-old daughter.