Meaning of Idiom ‘A Cut Above’
To be a cut above is to be better than other people or things, especially those that are similar; superior.
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The idiom can be used as a standalone statement but is often used to compare a person or thing to other persons or things of a similar nature.
“He has terrible bedside manner but as a surgeon, he is a cut above”
“Fred was always a cut above the other students.”
“The camera on the new phone is a cut above previous technology.”
In use since the early 1800’s.
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