be streets ahead

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be streets ahead

To be superior by a large margin. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Based on the boss's praise, it sounds like I'm streets ahead of everyone else in the department. My sister's such a talented artist that her work is just streets ahead of the other entries in the competition.
See also: ahead, street

be ˈstreets ahead (of somebody/something)

(British English, informal) be very much better (than somebody/something): Japan is streets ahead of us in computer technology.
See also: ahead, street