Meaning of a cut above in English:

a cut above

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  • Noticeably superior to.

    • ‘she's a cut above the rest’
    • ‘Against all the evidence, the English still believe themselves a superior race, a cut above the rest of us.’
    • ‘England and France, maybe even Wales, are a cut above that.’
    • ‘They were dominant literally throughout the field and on the day genuinely looked a cut above all others in the county right now.’
    • ‘This test is a cut above most of the silly self-evaluation tests one finds on the Web.’
    • ‘Contractual issues delayed the re-opening but all of that is just a bad memory as the shop has proved that its not only back in business it's also a cut above the rest.’
    • ‘Fred believes his outfit is a cut above the rest because it is modelled on the uniform worn by a Great Western Railway station master in the 1850s.’
    • ‘Bradford Council believes it is a cut above the rest when it comes to keeping the district tidy as the Government today slated councils for not doing enough.’
    • ‘What makes him a cut above the rest is his amazing simplicity.’
    • ‘But this particular showhouse was a cut above the rest because it also had a credible message - that of universal design.’
    • ‘Each player, made to think he is valuable, bought for a large sum of money, will think himself a cut above the rest.’
    superior to, much better than
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