far and away


: by a considerable margin
was far and away the better team

Examples of far and away in a Sentence

that Mexican restaurant is far and away the best in the area
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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of far and away was in 1830

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“Far and away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20and%20away. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

far and away

: by a great extent or degree
was far and away the better team
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