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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George Kittle is far and away his best target (eight catches, 54 yards, two touchdowns nixed by penalties). Cam Inman, The Mercury News, "49ers report card: Defense rescues shaky Garoppolo, offense," 9 Sep. 2019 Heart disease is far and away the number one killer in this country (some 1 in 4 deaths are associated with it). Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The Diseases That Are Increasingly Killing Americans: Brainstorm Health," 27 Aug. 2019 Rodriguez has been far and away the team’s best starter this season. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "Eduardo Rodriguez, J.D. Martinez brilliant for Red Sox in shutout victory over Padres," 24 Aug. 2019 Indeed, agriculture is far and away the primary driver of deforestation in Brazil. Matt Simon, WIRED, "The Horrifying Science of the Deforestation Fueling Amazon Fires," 23 Aug. 2019 Fangio normally doesn’t employ corners this way, but Harris is far and away Denver’s top cover artist. Andy Benoit, SI.com, "Vic Fangio Expected to Elevate Broncos’ D, But Joe Flacco and the Offense Will Struggle," 19 Aug. 2019 Last year, the Raiders registered only 13 sacks and pressure on 22 percent of snaps, far and away the fewest in the NFL. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, "Kurtenbach: Raiders’ circus poised for flat Oakland finale," 28 Aug. 2019 According to the latest reliable data, from 2014, China had far and away the largest octopus catch—a whopping 120,000 tons (as recently as 2000, the country produced a mere 4.6 tons). Tik Root, Time, "Inside the Race to Build the World's First Commercial Octopus Farm," 21 Aug. 2019 Although the Taliban is far and away Afghanistan’s most influential militant group, questions remain about its cohesiveness after decades of warfare. Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times, "Wedding attack shows a U.S.-Taliban deal wouldn’t end killing in Afghanistan," 18 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of far and away

1852, in the meaning defined above

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