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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WHEN THEY CLEARED the trees from the mountain five miles from Weimar, the Nazis left one standing. It was the tree under which the 19th century German intellect Johann Wolfgang yon Goethe contemplated the human condition.
Although quite different in appearance and detail from those in the niches on the eastern side, both figures in the southern niches have been rendered in the same posture--the left one standing erect and the right one resting on his left leg with right bent.