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.
See also: leave, standing

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.
References in classic literature ?
Clare, feeling then that he had been too hasty, and that he was, moreover, to blame for leaving her standing in an inn-passage, did what he usually did in such cases, gave the man five shillings to plaster the blow; and thus they parted, bidding each other a pacific goodnight.
Any reader who has had a pet run out the door when it was not supposed to, leaving her standing in pajamas and bare feet, unable to give chase, can relate to this story.