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above and beyond Explained

above and beyond at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-prep » head=above and beyond
  • Far more than
    1. : The staff often goes above and beyond what is required

      Derived terms

      * above and beyond the call of duty


      Inter: en-adv » head=above and beyond

  • Inter: idiomati » c More than is expected or required.
  • : Boy, they sure went above and beyond when they were planning this party!

    Usage notes

    More casual than Latinate Inter: term » extraordinary|lang=en or the even more formal Inter: term » superlative|lang=en, both with similar etymology of “outside (ordinary)”, “above”.


    * extraordinary, superlative

  • Translation: tr » above and beyond