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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These are the Olympians who don't win medals But just go out there and try their best Like the unlucky Gymnast who's shorts fell down Leaving him standing there in just his vest !
When he got out to investigate one of three offenders jumped into the cab and drove off leaving him standing by the roadside.
Kirkby drove off leaving him standing naked from the waist down on the road side but she hit two parked cars.