be a cut above(redirected from were a cut above)
be a cut above
To be noticeably superior to (others within the same field or category). With his vast experience and charming personality, it was clear to see that Gary was a cut above the rest of the candidates who interviewed for the sales position. An entrant's essay must be a cut above for it to win our top prize.
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