Above and beyond



More than is required. This somewhat redundant expression— above and beyond here both denote excess—often precedes the call of duty , which means exceeding what a particular job requires. Thus Putting in overtime without pay is above and beyond the call of duty . Also see over and above

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  • Above board

    in open sight; without tricks, concealment, or disguise: Their actions are open and aboveboard. Contemporary Examples Camp Jan Brewer, in the meantime, assures all that the new Bible-civ class will be constitutional and above board. Governor Brewer Throws Arizona Base a Bone by Signing Bible Law Terry Greene Sterling April 18, 2012 But if the […]

  • Aboveground

    situated on or the . not secret or hidden; in the open: the aboveground activities of the country’s left-wing faction. Contemporary Examples The noose around his neck is attached, aboveground, to a flying white bat. The Twisted Mind of Marcel Dzama Sasha Watson March 10, 2010 The body lay in an aboveground marble sarcophagus guarded […]



  • Above the line

    See under 1 (def 31). a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface: a line down the middle of the page. Mathematics. a continuous extent of length, straight or curved, without breadth or thickness; the trace of a moving point. something arranged along […]

  • Above one’s head

    above one’s head Related Terms in over one’s head



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