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over and above something

Fig. more than something; in addition to something. I'll need another twenty dollars over and above the amount you have already given me. You've been eating too much food over and above what is required for good nutrition. That's why you're gaining weight.
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over and above something

in addition to something We spent $1000 on hotels, and that's over and above food and entertainment.
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over and above

in addition to a particular amount or thing Pensioners will receive an increase of £5 per week over and above inflation. The average family pays 40% of their income in taxes, and that's over and above their mortgage, bills, and food.
See That's all over!, over my dead body, It's not over until the fat lady sings, be in over head, be over the hill, be over the hump, be over the moon, be over the top
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over and above

In addition to, besides, as in Over and above travel expenses he was given a daily allowance. [Early 1500s]
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over and above

In addition to: travel expenses over and above entertainment costs.
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