streets ahead of

idiom

British, informal
: much better than (other people or things)
She is streets ahead of the other students.

Examples of streets ahead of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite a flurry of recent public relations woes, Tesla remains streets ahead of domestic challengers in China, the world's largest market for electric vehicles. Fortune, 29 Apr. 2021 Actor and comedian Chevy Chase, famously a friendly chap who has been streets ahead of comedy in recent years, is currently recuperating after a five-week stint at a hospital. Devon Ivie, Vulture, 23 Mar. 2021 The number of homeowners who reset their loans was streets ahead of the less than 45,000 D-FW mortgages for home purchases in the first half of this year. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 20 Aug. 2020

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“Streets ahead of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streets%20ahead%20of. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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