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a cut above

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Definition


Better than the rest.

Context : Business, Sports
Category: Idiom
Semantic: better than
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Usage of “a cut above”

  1. She is a cut above her colleagues. She will be chosen to represent the company.

  2. In 2008, Usain Bolt was a cut above the rest of the competition.

Examples of idiom “a cut above” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'DeloreanGray'
    DeloreanGray:

    Chris Hoy. Incredible. He really is a cut above by some distance.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'ursulavasey'
    ursulavasey:

    @DuncanBannatyne Of course he's good, he's a cut above the rest, or you wouldn't go to him.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'dennanizer'
    dennanizer:

    i'm the best. i'm worth it. baby, can't you see i'm a cut above the rest..

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'dylandadinos'
    dylandadinos:

    a cut above the rest

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'rickthomason'
    rickthomason:

    @ComeToParadise Thanks CTP...we generally get good services most places down here...but CIP and a couple other places are a cut above.