head and shoulders
adverb Date: circa 1864 beyond comparison ; by far <
head and shoulders above the competition
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  • Head and shoulders — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Head and Shoulders — may refer to:*Head and Shoulders, a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald first published in 1920 *Head Shoulders, a shampoo brand *Head and shoulders, a chart pattern employed in technical analysis, which is a method of stock market prediction …   Wikipedia

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  • head and shoulders — In technical analysis, a pattern that results where a stock price reaches a peak and declines; rises above its former peak and again declines; and rises a third time but not to the second peak, and then again declines. The first and third peaks… …   Financial and business terms

  • head and shoulders — adverb 1. archaic : without good reason or excuse : by force : violently 2. : beyond comparison : by far : outstandingly stood head and shoulders above the rest in character and abil …   Useful english dictionary

  • head and shoulders — {adv. phr.} 1. By the measure of the head and shoulders. * /The basketball player is head and shoulders taller than the other boys./ 2. By far; by a great deal; very much. * /She is head and shoulders above the rest of the class in singing./ See …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head and shoulders — {adv. phr.} 1. By the measure of the head and shoulders. * /The basketball player is head and shoulders taller than the other boys./ 2. By far; by a great deal; very much. * /She is head and shoulders above the rest of the class in singing./ See …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • head\ and\ shoulders — adv. phr. 1. By the measure of the head and shoulders. The basketball player is head and shoulders taller than the other boys. 2. By far; by a great deal; very much. She is head and shoulders above the rest of the class in singing. See: far and… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • head and shoulders — /ˌhed ən ʃəυldəz/ noun a term used by chartists showing a share price which rises to a peak, then falls slightly, then rises to a much higher peak, then falls sharply and rises to a lower peak before falling again, looking similar to a person’s… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • head and shoulders — adjective To a considerable degree; better; outstanding , She was head and shoulders better than any of her rivals …   Wiktionary

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