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

  • Abovementioned

    or written : The role was sung by the abovementioned Mr. Phillips. Historical Examples I request that he may be questioned respecting this book of magic, as well as the contents of the abovementioned envelope. Records of The Spanish Inquisition Andrew Dickson White Questioned, what was the age and personal appearance of the abovementioned Pepa […]

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