above par

idiom

: better than normal or expected : very good
The performance was above par.

Examples of above par in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located on 10 acres of Banderas Bay beachfront, Velas Vallarta Suites Resort is a comprehensive and well-manicured property that echoes the traditional all-inclusive amenities and concepts that rank above par. Katherine Alex Beaven, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2024 And that both of the other Universal titles performed slightly above par (again, in terms of Covid-era expectations) also factors into this. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 4 July 2021 The other six teams finished above par, including Arizona at 14 over. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 1 May 2023 Breakfast is far above par for the island, lunch can be simple sandwiches or salads, and dinner is where things really shine. Ann Abel, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 The middle tees play just under 6,700 yards, yet the course rating is more than 3 strokes above par, while the layout’s slope rating comes in just a tick under 150. Shaun Tolson, Robb Report, 2 July 2022 Every other team in the 17-team field finished above par. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2022 Now Portland needs to win to stay above par for this five-game set. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 15 Feb. 2022 The hardest hole in the opening round was predictable — No. 12 on South, with an average score nearly half a stroke above par (4.462). Jeff Sanders, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Jan. 2022

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“Above par.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/above%20par. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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