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over and above (something)

More than or beyond something; in addition to something. They demanded $2,000 over and above the initial asking price because they knew demand was so high. Peanut butter is a wholesome food, but it will put you over and above your daily calorie limits in no time.
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over and above something

Fig. more than something; in addition to something. I'll need another twenty dollars over and above the amount you have already given me. You've been eating too much food over and above what is required for good nutrition. That's why you're gaining weight.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

over and above

In addition to, besides, as in Over and above travel expenses he was given a daily allowance. [Early 1500s]
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ˌover and aˈbove

in addition to something: Higher safety standards are needed over and above the ones already in place.He gets a big annual bonus, over and above his basic salary.
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over and above

In addition to: travel expenses over and above entertainment costs.
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over and above

In addition to, more than. This cliché is most often used with reference to some amount, to signify more than that amount, and thus is redundant, for both words mean the same thing. However, the repetition serves as emphasis. It has been around since the early 1500s.
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