Someone or something that is superior to examples of a similar nature, as in This book is a cut above his previous one. This idiom uses cut in the sense of “a higher degree or stage.” [Early 1800s]
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How to use cut above in a sentence
Hovering above the scene, commandos in helicopters were poised with automatic rifles.
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
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It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
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It is then we make him our friend, which sets us above the envy and contempt of wicked men.
We had now approached closely to the foot of the mountain-ranges, and their lofty summits were high above us in mid-air.