light-years ahead

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Definition of light-years ahead

: much more advanced than others ideas that are light-years ahead of their time This new technology puts the company light-years ahead of its competitors.

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“Light-years ahead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light-years%20ahead. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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