go above and beyond the call of duty

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go above and beyond the call of duty

To do more than what is expected of one. Wow, I can't believe you finished our whole report while I was out sick. You really went above and beyond the call of duty on this one!
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This wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for the help of Michael Langan and John of Leisure Time Travel in Liverpool who went above and beyond the call of duty to help us.
A Pakistani reporter went above and beyond the call of duty when he covered his own wedding.
A postman went above and beyond the call of duty when he delivered a letter to "a brilliant violinist in a village close to Tamworth, England".
A POSTMAN went above and beyond the call of duty when he successfully delivered a letter addressed to "a brilliant violinist in a village close to Tamworth, England".
He went above and beyond the call of duty and battled against the current to throw a lifebelt round the teen.
"She really went above and beyond the call of duty and took the time to understand my investment strategy.
Clients in their 30s and 40s went above and beyond the call of duty often carrying out minor repairs themselves and treating the property as if it were their own
He told the Statesman: "It was something we needed to do, and I was the one in the best position to do it." However, Idaho State Police Captain Stephen Jones told the paper that "it took a lot of courage to do this" and that "'Dwayne definitely went above and beyond the call of duty."
According to various on-site reports, the trio went above and beyond the call of duty, cheerfully working excessive hours and willingly tackling any tasks they were asked to do.
We went above and beyond the call of duty, be cause we knew it was an important building and space for our industry and the City."
Donna Hilsinger, the Water Tower Inn's manager, went above and beyond the call of duty to help us with this year's event.