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above (doing) something

[of someone] too mature or honorable to do something. I thought you were above doing something so thoughtless.

above someone

at a higher rank than someone else; serving as someone's supervisor. Ron is above Ginney, but he treats her like an equal.

above someone or something

to be in a position that is higher than someone or something. The plane is now directly above us.


/beyond reproach
So good as to preclude any possibility of criticism.