exceed (someone or something) by (something)

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exceed (someone or something) by (something)

To surpass or outshine someone or something by a certain amount. Well, Greg got the promotion because the quality of his work exceeded yours by a great degree.
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exceed someone or something by something

to surpass someone or something by some amount. Wally exceeded his quota by two hundred. He exceeded Larry by a large amount.
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If required quantity may be exceeded by up to 30 per cent .
Their 2005 year end projected sales of $121 million was exceeded by more than $39 million.