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a notch above

Noticeably better than someone or something else, though not by a huge margin. The sequel is a notch above its predecessor in terms of its direction and production values, but as far as the plot goes it is just as atrocious. She's definitely a notch above the last presenter they had running the show.
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notch above (someone or something)

 and a notch better than (someone or something)
Fig. a little higher in quality than someone or something. This latest candidate we interviewed seems a notch above the rest, so let's hire her. That telescope is a notch better than the others in terms of magnification.
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36, two spots below Malaysia but two notches above the Philippines, while China finished at No.
He cited the recent upgrade obtained from SandP Global Ratings to BBB+ or two notches above minimum investment grade and an outlook upgrade to positive from stable from Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR).
The notes are rated Baa2, or two notches above investment grade, by global credit watchdog Moody's.
We apply a sovereign constraint on Generali's ratings of 'A-', two notches above Italy's sovereign rating.
While this exercise showed that the counterpart risk assessment would be three notches above the bank's b1 baseline assessment, the rating was ultimately capped at one notch above Cyprus' sovereign credit rating, Moody's said.
Friday's maximum temperature was recorded at 43.6 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.
The bank said, 'SIA will enhance customer service several notches above. Payjo's expertise in the conversational banking domain helped us build SIA as a superior chatbot in the global banking space.
The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered official for the city, registered a maximum temperature of 42.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average.
SUNDAYwas the hottest day so far this season as the maximum temperature was recorded at 44.1 degree Celsius, five notches above normal.
The minimum settled at 30.6 degrees, three notches above the season's average.
Moody's has South Africa two notches above junk with a negative outlook, Fitch rates the sovereign one notch above junk with a stable outlook and Standard & Poor's (S&P) rates the sovereign the lowest -- one notch above junk with a negative outlook.
Thus, non-financial corporates are not usually rated more than two notches above the sovereign (see Credit Policy paper entitled "How Sovereign Credit Quality May Affect Other Ratings" and published on 13 February 2012).
Fitch said that teh long-term foreign currency IDRs of SG's subsidiaries are constrained by Brazil's country ceiling ('BBB+'), while their long-term local currency IDRs are two notches above Brazil's long-term local currency rating, due the expected support from its parent.
We expect the government debt to peak slightly above 70% of GDP.--The March data decline in industrial and construction output, retail sales, accompanied with higher unemployment rate were not supportive for GDP growth.--The Government published a programme that envisages the transfer of troubled assets into the Bad Bank in Jun-Sep this year, and the start of privatisation processes in September.--However, some shortcomings remain in the plans for spending cuts, privatisation of the largest state- owned bank, and the fiscal golden rule.--Moody's cut of the rating one notch below investment grade in April was followed by Fitchs cut to three notches above speculative grade (S&P is four notches).bne/Citi