Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Get the details behind our redesign
Greatly superior to, as in
This book is head and shoulders above her first one
. This expression transfers physical stature to other kinds of status.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Word of The Day
Word Value for
Words With Friends
head and shoulders above
(...) people of Israel more handsome than he; he stood head and shoulders above everyone else.
(...) one of the best, A brick, a trump, a proper sport, Head and shoulders above the rest; How many...