tower head and shoulders over (someone or something)

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tower head and shoulders over (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 over her. The mighty new skyscraper towers head and shoulders over 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 over all the other applicants in his interview. So far, the company's latest product towers head and shoulders over its competitors' similar offerings.
See also: and, head, over, shoulder, tower