go above and beyond the call of duty

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go above and beyond the call of duty

To do more than what is expected of one. 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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Jan is at the scene of the incident, and Ethan goes above and beyond the call of duty - but will he risk his own life to save a patient?
If you know of a friendly shopkeeper, hairdresser, publican or any other small businessperson who goes above and beyond the call of duty, why not put them forward for the Echo's They're The Business award?