head and shoulders

adverb

Definition of head and shoulders

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

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Examples of head and shoulders in a Sentence

a performance that was head and shoulders above all the others in the talent competition
Recent Examples on the Web Stepping back, the bears argue that the stock is forming a bearish head and shoulders pattern which means if the recent lows are breached then lower prices can easily follow. Adam Sarhan, Forbes, 1 June 2022 High-school love stories are a dime a dozen these days, but this Netflix series about the budding relationship between two young men—a jock and an artsy nerd, of course—is head and shoulders above the rest. The Editors, Town & Country, 16 July 2022 Maybe that outsize talent also created some animosity — as a writer, Angell was head and shoulders above all of them. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2022 Trump stands head and shoulders ahead of the other potential 2024 GOP White House hopefuls in early public opinion polling. Paul Steinhauser, Fox News, 29 May 2022 The best way to do that is to keep the head and shoulders aligned which keeps the airway as open as possible. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 24 May 2022 The median price for Utah’s most populous county was up 27.1% for the first quarter of 2022 as a whole, compared to the same time last year, when prices had similarly jumped head and shoulders over their pre-pandemic levels. The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Apr. 2022 The Medina girls were head and shoulders above the field, sweeping the distance relays with ease. Jonathan X. Simmons, cleveland, 9 Apr. 2022 For him, a Dre signature song stood head and shoulders above the rest. Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of head and shoulders

1642, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of head and shoulders was in 1642

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Last Updated

7 Aug 2022

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“Head and shoulders.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20and%20shoulders. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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