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.
She earned the Girl Scout Image Award in 2004, presented to a member of Scouting who goes 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.
Air Force naming criteria starts with national military heroes, defined as those whose gallantry and heroism was above and beyond the call of duty, such as Medal of Honor recipients; individuals who performed highly responsible duties for the Air Force in an outstanding manner; and those who have made significant contributions to the development or mission of the Air Force.
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.
They must exhibit courage above and beyond the call of duty and risk their lives to save another under conditions of extreme personal risk, while exhibiting their best professional judgment.
put him ``into another category of people that have really gone above and beyond the call of duty to win.
While many people came to my assistance, one young man went above and beyond the call of duty.