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English definition of “leave sb standing”

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leave sb standing

( also leave sb on the sidelines)
to be much better than other people or things of the same type: Her voice is excellent - it leaves the others standing.
Translations of “leave sb standing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 令(某人)望塵莫及,遠遠勝過(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令(某人)望尘莫及,远远胜过(某人)…
(Definition of leave sb standing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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