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More than is required. This somewhat redundant expression—above sầu and beyond here both denote excess—often precedes the call of duty, which means exceeding what a particular job requires. Thus Putting in overtime without pay is above sầu & beyond the gọi of duty. Also see over & above.

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Above sầu and beyond is used khổng lồ describe actions that exceed what is required or expected, especially those done to lớn help or serve someone else.

The phrase is most often used as an adverb & paired with a form of the verb go. To go above và beyond is to give sầu extra effort, especially in a way that exceeds expectations, as in John always goes above sầu và beyond to make my birthday special. 

It’s commonly used as part of the phrase above và beyond the call of duty, meaning more than is required of one. It’s especially used in contexts in which someone has done something they are not obligated lớn vày as part of their job, as in Spending your free time delivering the rest of the packages was above sầu & beyond the Gọi of duty, and we sincerely appreciate it.

Example: We present this award lớn three nurses who have sầu truly gone above và beyond for their patients.


Where does above sầu và beyond come from?


The first records of the phrase above sầu and beyond come from the 1500s.

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The use of two words that basically mean “more” emphasizes the fact that an action involved extra effort—that it was more than what was expected or more than what was required. The same type of redundancy is used in the similar phrase over và above, which means “in addition to lớn.”


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How is above sầu and beyond used in real life?


Above và beyond is usually used in a positive sầu way, typically in situations involving someone who has given extra effort.

We cannot thank our land manager partners enough for their tư vấn in 20trăng tròn. They went above sầu & beyond to ensure trail work got done. Making projects happen meant our trail system was safer in a year when hiking was one of the only things we could do: https://t.co/2eXnDvU77W pic.twitter.com/ZUAFVzyxdZ

— Washington Trails (
WTA_hikers) January 9, 2021


lyft not sure how often you see these, but if you’re rewarding drivers who go above sầu & beyond, Kevin in Philly took me & my toddler to the ER today và legit saved the day over here. ❤️

Do look him up please.

— Eric Smith (
ericsmithrocks) January 4, 2021

Congratulations to this year’s #ILoveMyLibrarian award winners! Thank you for going above & beyond lớn keep your communities strong. https://t.co/4gCBNRmAwM

— American Library Association (
ALALibrary) January 11, 2021


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Is above và beyond used correctly in the following sentence?

Our employees go above sầu & beyond khổng lồ make sure you have sầu a positive sầu experience.


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