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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Liberatore offers far and away the best pitchability of this year's prep arms. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Mock draft central, 2.0: Who the Padres might take with No. 7 pick," 1 June 2018 But far and away, the money leader is business executive Perry Gershon, who has put at least $600,00 of his own money into the race. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Live results in New York, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, Maryland primary elections," 26 June 2018 Since May 1 through Wednesday, Chicago rainfall has totaled 12.41 inches, far and away the greatest rainfall for this period since records began in 1871. Tom Skilling, chicagotribune.com, "'Stacked' low pressure adds to record rainfall," 21 June 2018 Hours before polls close in Nevada, Trump tweeted his support for state attorney general Adam Laxalt, who is far and away the frontrunner to win the gubernatorial nomination for the GOP. Carrie Dann, NBC News, "Trump backs Laxalt hours before polls close in NV-GOV," 12 June 2018 Through 13 starts at Class AA Biloxi this season, right-hander has far and away been the Shuckers’ best starting pitcher. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers minor-league pitcher Zack (with a k) Brown making a name for himself," 12 June 2018 This time of year, far and away the most interesting players to track during OTAs are the rookies. Paul Dehner Jr., Cincinnati.com, "Bengals Xtra: Late-round pick with most potential 2018 impact," 2 June 2018 The $54 million puts Swift far and away ahead of any other acts on the road these days. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Taylor Swift Made $54 Million for 6 Days Work. How'd You Do?," 1 June 2018 Waymo is far and away considered to have the most advanced self-driving technology, and Cruise is trying to keep up. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Here’s what SoftBank’s investment into GM’s Cruise means for the self-driving race," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of far and away

1852, in the meaning defined above

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