head and shoulders

adverb
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of head and shoulders

:beyond comparison :by far
  • head and shoulders above the competition

Examples of head and shoulders in a Sentence

  1. a performance that was head and shoulders above all the others in the talent competition

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First Known Use of head and shoulders

1642

head and shoulders Synonyms

Synonyms
far and away, by all odds, by a long shot, by far, by half
Related Words
decidedly, definitely, really, undoubtedly, unquestionably; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially, well
Near Antonyms
barely, hardly, just, marginally, scarcely, slightly; minimally, minutely

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