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.

Examples of light-years ahead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web American liberals are used to envisioning Scandinavia as light-years ahead of the U.S. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 18 Jan. 2022 In fact, the EQS SUV that is previewed with this concept is light-years ahead of Daimler's current electric SUV models, the dynamically challenged EQA and the similarly clumsy EQC. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, 5 Sep. 2021 One Trump adviser balked at a Flynn run, suggesting DeSantis is positioned light-years ahead, a sentiment that was echoed by other strategists. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, 1 May 2021

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“Light-years ahead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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