• To do (something) above and beyond means to do more than is expected or required.

  • Exceeding what a particular job requires.

  • To manage or perform an action better than usual.

1. Wow, they really went above and beyond when they were planning this event!


2. I love this restaurant!  The servers always go above and beyond for me.


3. Nancy performs above and beyond that of anyone else in the office.


4. My students go above and beyond to get good grades on their report cards.

above, added, additional, after, ahead, apart from, as well as, at a distance, away from, before, behind, besides, beyond the bounds, clear of, extraordinary, farther, good way off, hyper, in addition to, in advance of, perk, plus, special, superior to

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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Drop something like a hot potato

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