Definition of a breed apart in US English:

a breed apart


  • A sort or kind or person that is very different from the norm.

    ‘Japanese capitalism is a breed apart from that found in the US’
    • ‘Regular callers to these programmes are a breed apart.’
    • ‘English directors are a breed apart and unlike anything we have in this country.’
    • ‘These ghosts are a breed apart from the usual homeless types who inhabit such dwellings.’
    • ‘While the Danes, Swedes and Norwegians are of the same race with similar languages, the Finns are a breed apart.’
    • ‘Diplomacy enthusiasts have always been a breed apart from the mainstream of the hobby.’