stay head and shoulders above (someone or something)

stay head and shoulders above (someone or something)

To be significantly better than or superior to someone or something. Though they were not favored to win, the underdogs managed to stay head and shoulders above their competition on the field. We've interviewed a lot of candidates, but John has stayed head and shoulders above the rest.
See also: above, and, head, shoulder, stay
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