Definition of streets ahead in English:

streets ahead


British informal
  • Greatly superior.

    ‘the restaurant is streets ahead of its local rivals’
    • ‘He is streets ahead of anyone else, and Ian McGeechan could not lace Jim Renwick's boots as far as I am concerned.’
    • ‘With Roger Federer head and shoulders above everyone at the very top, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and Safin are streets ahead of the rest.’
    • ‘As a football team we were streets ahead of them, but they got a penalty and a breakaway goal.’
    • ‘‘French is streets ahead of everything,’ said Debson.’
    • ‘But the city remains streets ahead of London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and ‘posh’ southern towns like Windsor and Bath.’
    • ‘Significantly, the president's personal popularity ratings are high at about 35% - streets ahead of anybody else.’
    • ‘‘The cars were streets ahead of their time,’ said Mr Joseland.’
    • ‘Mowbray agreed: ‘Their goalkeeper was streets ahead of every one of their players which shows justice was done in the end.’’
    • ‘Our labour market polices are streets ahead of Europe.’
    • ‘‘Bacup have demonstrated that they are streets ahead of the rest,’ said Rothwell.’
    superior, finer, of higher quality, greater, in a different class, one step ahead