above and beyond


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above and beyond

Exceeding expectations or requirements. The young officer went above and beyond when he repaired the old woman's home so that the township wouldn't condemn it. I will award extra credit to anyone who does research above and beyond the parameters of the assignment.
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*above and beyond

(something) more than is required; greater than the required amount. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.) The English teacher helped students after school every day, even though it was beyond the call of duty.
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above and beyond

More than is required. This somewhat redundant expression- above and beyond here both denote excess-often precedes the call of duty, which means exceeding what a particular job requires. Thus Putting in overtime without pay is above and beyond the call of duty. Also see over and above.
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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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