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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For extraordinary bravery, heroism and courage in the face of imminent and personal life-threatening peril, Officer Peters' actions were above and beyond the call of duty, and exemplify the highest standards of a California public safety officer.
McGinnis distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an M2, .50-caliber machine gunner, 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, in connection with combat operations against an armed enemy in Adhamiyah, northeast Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec.
He was recognized as going above and beyond the call of duty in business and community development.
Pic is a triumph of lower-than-low budget filmmaking, with mainly one thesp (Golden in an outrageously demanding performance that indicates a commitment above and beyond the call of duty), one extremely messy room (with a spooky thick-glass window looking out onto a crowded Manhattan street) and a complex visual and aural design involving camerawork that appears to crawl under the skin and Bruce Odland's and Sam Auinger's stunning sound design.
Property manager Stacey Farro was one of three individuals recognized for "Self-Sacrificing Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty," demonstrated by her willingness to take on responsibility for additional properties and work extra hours.
The award was created by Congress in 2001 to honor those who, without regard to personal safety, act "above and beyond the call of duty," and with "exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind," in an "attempt to save or protect human life."
A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said: ``The scheme recognises that sometimes police officers have to do things above and beyond the call of duty.
"We need to emphasize how much we do in the courts," said Anstead, "that is truly above and beyond the call of duty or that advances our mission in commendable ways.
If you have someone, or in fact several people, who show an excellence in caregiving as displayed by ingenuity, acts above and beyond the call of duty, attentiveness to resident!
In October, Eastern held awards ceremonies in New York City for bus operators and dispatchers and in Philadelphia for bus and paratransit operators who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide accessible service to people with disabilities.
Additional awards followed, but only infrequently and then only to individuals for heroic acts on actual forest fires, acts above and beyond the call of duty. Of the 13 awards since the medal was created, four were conferred posthumously."
'We regularly feature employees who hare received commendation for going above and beyond the call of duty in simple ways.
The PNP Medal of Valor is the highest award given to a police officer for acts of 'conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life and limb above and beyond the call of duty.'
Every year, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) holds the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Awards to recognise staff who have given exceptional care.
COUNCIL workers who go above and beyond the call of duty to help improve the lives of citizens can be nominated for a top award.