far and away


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far and away

Having surpassed everyone or everything else in some way. A superlative (often "the best") is used after "away." This is far and away the best cake you've ever made—it's positively scrumptious! I'm far and away the worst player on the team, so I doubt I'll play in the big game.
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far and away

see under by far.
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far and away

COMMON People use far and away when they are comparing something or someone with others of the same kind, in order to emphasize how great the difference is between them. He's still far and away the best player we have. The perfume industry is far and away the biggest user of these oils.
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far and away

by a very large amount.
1990 A. L. Kennedy Night Geometry & Garscadden Trains She enjoyed being far and away the best cook.
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(by) far and aˈway

(used with superlative adjectives) very much; by a very great amount: The company has by far and away the biggest share of the car market in this country.Her painting is far and away the best.
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far and away

By a great margin: is far and away the smartest student in the class.
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