beyond the call of duty


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beyond the call of duty

Exceeding the expectations of one's job, position, or role. Wow, I can't believe you finished our whole report while I was out sick. You really went beyond the call of duty on this one!
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beyond the call of duty

see under above and beyond.
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beyond the call of ˈduty

(formal) used for describing a greater degree of courage or effort than is usual or expected in a job, etc: The young policeman later received an award for bravery beyond the call of duty.
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"It is evidence of how he was prepared to take the extra step and go beyond the call of duty."
BOOTS the Chemist, in the Parade, Leamington, has won an award for going above and beyond the call of duty for the second time.
The Queen's Ambulance Service Medal will reward ambulance staff who have made an outstanding contribution to the national or local development of the ambulance service or who have demonstrated commitment beyond the call of duty.
"While all of them deserve to be honoured these men went beyond the call of duty and their actions should be celebrated."
Staff at La Senza in the Royal Priors have been presented with a Vista Award for services above and beyond the call of duty. Warwick-based Vista Global Business Consultants set up the award to encourage Leamington to become the service capital of England.
Liz Twist, Unison's regional head of health, said: "This award does more than honour individual acts of heroism and bravery above and beyond the call of duty.
RAF Flight Lt Andy Smith, Lt Bill Sasser, Flight Sgt Al Hegerty and Sgt Neil Finch were given the Beyond The Call of Duty award by Sir Richard Branson and supermodel Jodie Kidd.
THE winner of the third Vista Above and Beyond the Call of Duty award will be presented with their prize in Leamington this week.
Liz Twist, the union's regional head of health, said: "This award does more than honour individual acts of heroism and bravery above and beyond the call of duty. It gives long overdue recognition of the unavoidable and sometimes lethal hazards faced by ambulance staff.
His dedication to the job was recognised during a ceremony at the shopping centre by judges who presented him with the Vista ABCD Award for service beyond the call of duty.
Lynda Hopson, who runs a group for families affected by pregnancy loss, won the `Above and Beyond the Call of Duty' award at the County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals Trust prize-giving ceremony.
His generous actions which were above and beyond the call of duty are commendable.
The Vista ABCD Award will be given four times a year to shops and companies which provide service beyond the call of duty.
Often seen as the unsung heroes of the nursing profession, community nurses play a vital role in the success of a patient's medical treatment and often go beyond the call of duty to ensure their patients receive the best care and support available.
But asking him to open a new flight route may be slightly beyond the call of duty.