above and beyond the call of duty


above and beyond the call of duty
(above and) beyond the call of duty much more than should be expected.

If your waiter goes beyond the call of duty, leave a bigger tip.

Related vocabulary: above and beyond something Etymology: first used about police officers, fire fighters, or soldiers who were injured or killed while doing their jobs

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