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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Salads and leftover veg should also be stored in the fridge, do not leave them standing around at room temperature and keep them away from any raw foods.
If you must leave them standing on the doorstep, make sure you close the door.