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.
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leave somebody/something ˈstanding

(informal) be much better than somebody/something: In maths and science she leaves the others standing.
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And weep each time they leave us Standing bewildered in our bathrobes In
The brainiest immigrants who reached the black chair got nowhere because, while they could leave us standing with academic knowledge, they lost out on simple questions based on English folklore, Christianity, British history and art.
Whatever it is, for many of us, this is a sigh of reliefwhen even choosing a chocolate bar in the local shop can leave us standing in the aisle for half an hour debating the frenzy of chocolate choice before us (or is that just me?) The next interesting development is the concept of the "pop up" shop.
And some countries around the world leave us standing when it comes to providing excellent public healthcare.
BRAZIL may leave us standing when it comes to breeding brilliance on the park - but Neil Mackintosh admitted they're jealous of our coaching set-up.
She said: "The bus driver had no right to leave us standing with the engine running.
They come back from holiday bragging about Spaniards, Italians and Greeks saying that they leave us standing.
The Australians see a day in the distant future when they may be able to leave us standing on the football field as well as the cricket pitch.
Having said that, the enforced break from the tournament couldn't have come at a worse time for the team - after overcoming a sticky patch away from home to leave us standing top of the second-phase group with two wins out of two.
Special events are planned for Ibrox but you can bet England will leave us standing.
But last Friday, some junior manager decided that for a little extra seasonal fun, they would deliberately leave us standing on the stop.