above and beyond the call of duty


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above and beyond the call of duty

More than what is expected of someone. Wow, I can't believe you finished our whole report while I was out sick. You really went above and beyond the call of duty on this one!
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aˌbove and beˈyond something

(formal) more than (your duty, etc.): They showed commitment to the job above and beyond what was expected of them.
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His medal of Honor citation records that in Korea he "distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty," in a charge to free a platoon pinned down by heavy enemy fire.
Although your staff made it seem like they were just doing their jobs, MBI truly did go above and beyond the call of duty.
Today we are recognizing and rewarding contractors for their exemplary safety programs, as well as iron workers for their performance above and beyond the call of duty," commented William Shuzman, Allied's executive director.
The day's events will be capped off with an industry cocktail party where the publishers will honor the Co-op & Condo Community's Man of the Year and present the coveted Leadership in Management Awards to firms that have gone above and beyond the call of duty.