leave (something or someone) standing

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leave (something or someone) standing

To completely outclass, outperform, or surpass someone or something else. There is no question that their latest smartphone leaves every other model on the market standing. The Scottish rugby team left the rest standing in this year's Six Nations tournament.
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leave someone or something standing

(of a person or thing) be much better or faster than someone or something else.

leave somebody/something ˈstanding

(informal) be much better than somebody/something: In maths and science she leaves the others standing.
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HE'S the hunk who broke hearts as Doug Ross in ER - but when it comes to partying, George Clooney reckons Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt leave him standing.