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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Parthenia Elementary was selected to receive the award by the Getty House Foundation as part of its annual Above and Beyond School Awards program.
The Above and Beyond School Awards program recognizes four LAUSD elementary school communities that have enriched the lives of children.
The Above and Beyond School Award will bring the students at Parthenia Street Elementary School an enhanced exposure to the arts in a creative setting.
The Education Foundation of The Massachusetts Software & Internet Council today announced that it will continue to accept nominations through January 31 for its annual Above and Beyond Awards, recognizing middle school math and science teachers who are encouraging innovative teaching and learning in Massachusetts schools.
The Above and Beyond Awards reward best practices in the teaching of math and science in grades six through eight.
Through the Above and Beyond Awards, the Massachusetts Software & Internet Council recognizes some of the best and brightest middle school teachers in the state," said David Blohm, president of the Massachusetts Software & Internet Council's Education Foundation.