streets ahead

streets ahead

Having an advantage over or outperforming other competitors. Primarily heard in UK. This computer system is certainly streets ahead in terms of cost and performance. Susan was able to stay streets ahead for most of the race, but she allowed the others to catch up as her energy waned in the final stretch.
See also: ahead, street

streets ahead

BRITISH
COMMON If a person or thing is streets ahead of another, they are much better or more advanced than the other. The Waratahs were streets ahead of the home side. In engineering skill, the company is streets ahead of its competitors. Germany is streets ahead in environmental awareness.
See also: ahead, street

streets ahead

greatly superior. British informal
1991 Alistair Campbell Sidewinder He has his shortcomings, sure, but he's streets ahead of Dr Nada.
See also: ahead, street
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Streets ahead is a magazine sent out to all council tenants and leaseholders on a quarterly basis.
GALWAY manager Kevin Walsh says that Mayo are streets ahead of every other team in Connacht but what he says and what he actually thinks are probably two entirely different things.
The Streets Ahead campaign aims to tackle some of the most frequent barriers to accessible streets, which affect people with sight loss but also other people in our communities.
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A recent Guide Dogs survey for their Streets Ahead campaign showed A-Boards and cafe furniture are both in the top ten most common street clutter items, acting as a real barrier to a person's independence.
A YOUNG technical student is proving streets ahead of the competition after being recognised by the Institute of Motor Industry.
They affect the mobility of those with sight loss and also the wider community, so Guide Dogs is running a Streets Ahead survey to see which things in our local area are a hazard on our streets.
Despite having Scottish Cup finalists Albion BC and impressive Fraserburgh Link-Up YFC in their division, Dyce were streets ahead and they clinched the title thanks to a 7-0 win over Colony Park and a 7-1 trouncing of Culter last week.
During Thursday night''s concert - called Over The Rainbow - Dame Shirley sang Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, I Am What I Am and the Lady is a Tramp BUENOS AIRES Murgas, extravagantly dressed dancers and drummers, parade through streets ahead carnival celebrations along Corrientes Ave VENEZUELA A street vendor sells dolls of Venezuela''s President Hugo Chavez called "La Intumbable," or roughly One who cannot be toppled.
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