far and away


Definition of far and away

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

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head and shoulders

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Examples of far and away in a Sentence

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

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But then something unique happened: Castonzo bounced back and steadily improved, becoming far and away the Colts’ best lineman. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "Projecting Colts' 2018 starting offensive line," 27 Apr. 2018 But medically informed repose — experienced far and away from the world, quietly and alongside others as sick (or not) as oneself — can still be had. New York Times, "In Search of Lost Time in Europe’s Sanatoriums," 18 Feb. 2018 But thankfully, there’s a big ecosystem of third-party apps that perform these tasks, and Moom is far and away the easiest to use. Nick Statt, The Verge, "The first 11 apps to install on your new Mac," 27 Dec. 2018 But far and away the biggest difference-maker is going to be who controls legislative majorities and who controls the executive branch of the federal government. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The best thing you can do to stop climate change is to vote against Republicans," 27 Nov. 2018 Apu has been a Simpsons fixture from the start, and is far and away the most famous Indian-American character in popular culture. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "My Epiphany About the Problem With Apu," 14 Apr. 2018 Playing music and other audio content is far and away the most successful current use case for voice assistants. Rani Molla, Recode, "Voice tech like Alexa and Siri hasn’t found its true calling yet: Inside the voice assistant ‘revolution’," 12 Nov. 2018 His completion percentage would far and away be the highest single-season mark for an Alabama quarterback. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The Quarterback Making Alabama Scarier Than Ever," 9 Oct. 2018 The full report is worth reading, but on the issues, health care is far and away No. 1 for Democrats. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Half of 2018’s Democratic campaign ads are about health care," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of far and away

1852, in the meaning defined above

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