sight better

a (damn) sight better

Quite a lot better (than a different person, thing, or condition). "Damn" is used to emphasize how much better someone or something is. The car should run a damn sight better now that you have the tires aligned properly. So far our new intern has been a sight better than our last one.
See also: better, sight

(damn) sight better

Rur. much better. Mary can sing a damn sight better than Tom can. You look a sight better with your hair cut short.
See also: better, sight
References in classic literature ?
I reckon that's a considerble sight better 'n killin' of him.
"O'Toole or McCarthy would suit your mug a damn sight better. Unless, very likely, there's an Irishman in your mother's woodpile."
Jolly sight better than I expected, though I liked your looks from the first.'
And the Warriors winger admits being 'second class' is on their mind - which is a damn sight better than they were three months ago!
Indicating the SNP MPs, Mrs May said: "Either of the candidates for this high office would do a darn sight better job than anybody sitting on any of those benches."
"We walked with him to our next hot spot, fed him some hot food and soon had him on his way with new dry clothes, shoes, blanket, plenty of snacks and food and feeling a damn sight better than when we met him."
We've got to win some games and be a damn sight better than we were at Spennymoor," said the boss.
My wife was a WAAF and when she saw the accommodation in Germany she said, 'It was a damn sight better than what I had'." The couple, who had no children, were married for 63 years until Hazel's death in 2013.
Second-top looks a darned sight better than second-bottom after two opening defeats shocked everyone rigid!
Of course, there are many strong arguments for going it alone, but history shows that we're a damned sight better doing it together.
He added: "I have to say I've talked to every player in there and they all know they have to do a damn sight better than they did last season - everybody.
Radiotherapy, colostomy bag, tumour removal, ilesotomy bag, chemotherapy and 6 months recovery - a damn sight better to get the test and get cleared.
"Missing the penalty possibly affected our belief and confidence for the next 15 or 20 minutes, when I think it was their (West Ham's) best spell - because 2-0 is a damn sight better than 1-0.
Having spent more than 40 years working in the Welsh NHS with the final nine years as a Director at board level, I freely admit that it is not perfect but it's a dam sight better than private health care.
When I asked why, in those days before optical sights on .22 target pistols, I always got the same answer: "When my eyes got older, I could see the front sight better with a shorter sight radius."