One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘by wearing the simplest of dresses and no jewellery, she had trumped them all’
outshine, outclass, upstage, put in the shade, eclipse, surpass, outdo, outperform
beat, be better than, do better than, better, top, cap
informal be a cut above, be head and shoulders above, leave standing, walk away from
British informal knock spots off
archaic outrival, outvie
‘since her arrest, they've trumped up charges against her’
invent, make up, fabricate, concoct, contrive, manufacture, devise, hatch
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