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head and shoulders

adverb

Definition of head and shoulders

  1. :  beyond comparison :  by far <head and shoulders above the competition>



Examples of head and shoulders in a sentence

  1. <a performance that was head and shoulders above all the others in the talent competition>



Circa 1864

First Known Use of head and shoulders

circa 1864


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