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head and shoulders

adverb

Definition of HEAD AND SHOULDERS

:  beyond comparison :  by far <head and shoulders above the competition>
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Examples of HEAD AND SHOULDERS

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

First Known Use of HEAD AND SHOULDERS

circa 1864

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