head and shoulders above someone/something

head and shoulders above (someone or something)

Significantly better than someone or something. I think John should definitely get the job—he's head and shoulders above all the other applicants.
See also: above, and, head, shoulder

head and shoulders above someone/something

COMMON If one person or thing is head and shoulders above others of their kind, they are much better than them. In the world of newspaper publishing, there is one success story that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Richards, according to Imran Khan, was at his peak head and shoulders above any other player.
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