beyond (all) expectations

idiom

: more than people thought would be the case
The restaurant has succeeded beyond (all) expectations.

Examples of beyond (all) expectations in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The farmhouse can be booked on Airbnb. Fibonacci Brewing Company Fibonacci Brewing Company has always been known to take the brewery business beyond expectations. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 10 Jan. 2024 The mission succeeded beyond all expectations, liberating nearly all the hostages. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 14 Jan. 2024 This was supported by the last-hour plunge on Thursday but the massive plunge on Friday was beyond expectations. Tom Aspray, Forbes, 12 June 2022 The housing market recession is already ending So far, robust spending, especially among wealthy Americans, has kept the economy humming far beyond expectations. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 On the face of things, this policy has succeeded far beyond expectations. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 19 Oct. 2023 As long as trading remains free, the army of retail investors that propelled GameStop and a clutch of other unlikely stocks beyond all expectations earlier this year will remain a force in the market. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2021 With travel demand surging beyond all expectations and Boeing’s stock price down 30% over the past year, the time for investors to buy the dip seems nearer. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2022 This amazing invention goes above and beyond expectations and refutes conventional wisdom about what is possible in the CBD sector. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 27 July 2023

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“Beyond (all) expectations.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond%20%28all%29%20expectations. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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