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

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Smith was, far and away, the team's best pass blocker. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football running backs must find depth, pass protect better," 3 June 2018 Phones using the Android operating system dominate with an 85% market share, according to market research firm IDC, to just 15% for iOS, despite the iPhone being the far and away single best device seller. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Facebook tops most downloaded apps of all time," 4 July 2018 Mobile video is by far and away the fastest growing area of media and entertainment time spent in China. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full video and transcript: Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker at Code 2018," 31 May 2018 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

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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