stand head and shoulders above

stand head and shoulders above someone or something

Fig. [for someone or something] to be considerably superior to someone or something. Alice stands head and shoulders above all the rest of the people we interviewed. Your proposal stands head and shoulders above the rest.
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In a big week for high-profile new releases, Black Eyed Peas stand head and shoulders above the competition with the most entertaining, hook-filled and downright useful disc of the lot.
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This recently expanded restaurant truly does stand head and shoulders above many other local Thai cafes.
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ALR continues to deliver innovative solutions that stand head and shoulders above the competition," said Genny Ortegon, vice president of marketing for ALR.
The combination of Pentium(R) Pro horsepower, coupled with superior server management features makes the MegaPro stand head and shoulders above the rest of the pack," Director of Sales Scott Magnes stated.