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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That time was far and away my favorite all-time L.A. sports moment. Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: Alejandro Bedoya speaks his mind," 7 Aug. 2019 Colorado’s pitching has been a disaster, with a team ERA of 5.44 that is far and away the worst in the NL. Parth Upadhyaya, The Denver Post, "Nolan Arenado on Rockies’ dreadful July: “I’ve gotta look at myself”," 31 July 2019 And his 20,764 rushing yards is far and away the most in NFL history. J.l. Kirven, Detroit Free Press, "If Detroit Lions' Barry Sanders played longer, here's how history would have changed," 18 July 2019 After Sanchez sealed his deal there were questions surrounding the sheer size of his new contract at United, with the player now by far and away the best paid player on the Red Devils' books. SI.com, "Mourinho Uses Bizarre Fruit Metaphor as He Digs Out City's Sour Grapes Over Alexis Sanchez Move," 26 Jan. 2018 The administration’s move drew praise from Senate Finance Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), who has been pushing legislation to rein in drug prices in the U.S., which are far and away the highest in the world. Los Angeles Times, "Trump administration to consider plans to import prescription drugs from Canada," 31 July 2019 Transportation accounted for a third of New York’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, far and away the most of any section of the economy. Benjamin Storrow, Scientific American, "New York Has a Climate Plan—Now It Has to Follow Through," 29 July 2019 Reader response inspires yet another column about words and phrases that mean the same thing Dear Readers: Your over and above and far and away enthusiastic response to last month’s column about redundancies has inspired me to write another one. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Redundancies are now the junk food of our language," 20 July 2019 Plans and preparations for their wedding began almost three years after the couple got engaged in Italy, and the time to consider what was important to them in a venue allowed them to settle on somewhere far and away. Allix Cott, Harper's BAZAAR, "Married in Marrakech: Jane Lerman & Shane Fonner's Desert Wedding," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of far and away

1852, in the meaning defined above

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