tower head and shoulders above (someone or something)

tower head and shoulders above (someone or something)

1. To be much taller than someone or something. The couple is almost comical when they're together because he towers head and shoulders above her. The mighty new skyscraper towers head and shoulders above the city.
2. To be significantly better, more impressive, or more important than someone or something. I think John should definitely get the job—he towered head and shoulders above all the other applicants in his interview. So far, the company's latest product towers head and shoulders above its competitors' similar offerings.
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tower head and shoulders above someone or something

 
1. Lit. [for someone] to stand much taller than someone or something. (Often used in exaggeration.) Bob towers head and shoulders above both his parents. The boys towered head and shoulders above the walls of the maze. They found their way around easily.
2. Fig. to be far superior to someone or a group. The new vice president towers head and shoulders above the old one. The chairman towered head and shoulders above the rest of the committee.
See also: above, and, head, shoulder, tower