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better than

1. More skilled or adept at something than someone else is. Oh, he's way better than me at basketball— I can hardly make a basket!
2. More than. Hey, I did better than half the work on this project—now it's your turn to do something!
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better than

1. Superior to, as in He's no better than Tom at writing a memo. [9th century]
2. More than, larger in amount or greater in rate, as in My new car can do better than 100 miles an hour, or The new plan will cut better than 15 percent of costs. Some authorities consider this usage colloquial and advise that it be avoided in formal writing. [Late 1500s] Also see better half, def. 1.
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Joan Burton spoke in the Dail about the centenary of women's suffrage and who better than someone who slashed women's State pensions and lone parent benefits to mothers?
To that question I ask: Who can represent the youth better than someone from that demographic itself?
Personally, I think you deserve a lot better than someone who says he'll "get back to you".
"It's not just a case of 'he is better than someone else.' .' The team might perform better with the ones who are not as good individually.
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Even when a school is good (parents know better than someone who visits for two days) Ofsted are"conveniently" finding the school inadequate or "needing improvement."They are just trying to change the whole school system in Huddersfield by the look of it.
"And he deserved better than someone who would try and destroy a family like Rupert's."
They get treated better than someone who has lived an honest life and worked their socks off, paying taxes and NI contributions.
Leaving aside its various structures - which I doubt the average Muslim consumer understands any better than someone trying to grapple with a conventional bank's small print - there are the issues, arguments and debates which shadow every transaction.
persimmonhomes.com/vote @wizdom: We all make mistakes, don't act like you're better than someone else.
I can't help believing that the panel would surely benefit from the presence of recently retired players who understand the game better than any referee, know what it is like to be on the receiving end and can judge intent better than someone who has never played at the highest level.
"Then you're going to be able to weather these normal aging changes a little better than someone who doesn't have that reserve in place."
It's lazy journalism really but at least it's better than someone slagging me off!
Even those private investors uninformed enough to retire on the last year of a bear market would do far better than someone on the Social Security dole.