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Far superior to:‘you were just head and shoulders above all the other girls’
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- ‘There they stand, head and shoulders above all others, some aggressive and pushy, others large and showy.’
- ‘The truth is Henry has been head and shoulders above all other goalscorers this season.’
- ‘He stood head and shoulders above all his contemporaries inside and outside the University.’
- ‘This tended to detract from the fact that it was a good game in its own right, and to my mind still head and shoulders above most of the competition.’
- ‘In fact, the entire relationship has a very odd, pragmatic air to it that makes this stand head and shoulders above most of the rest of the field.’
- ‘When he is in full flow he is easily head and shoulders above all other footballers.’
- ‘Having said all this, there are at least three future classics here and it's still head and shoulders above what most contemporaries are achieving.’
- ‘But one stands out, head and shoulders above all the others.’
- ‘While it only gives you one eighth or so of the total live experience, it's still head and shoulders above most minimal mix CDs out there.’
- ‘Several pupils stood head and shoulders above all other applicants, getting one of the top five marks in individual subjects.’
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