leave somebody/something standing

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.
See also: leave, standing

leave somebody/something ˈstanding

(informal) be much better than somebody/something: In maths and science she leaves the others standing.
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