cut above


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

  • The chips are cut above and below, and then split off by the animal; the felled trees lay about us in every direction.

  • The lever is shown in Fig. 2, the cut above giving a side view and that below it a bottom view of this part of the trap.

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