Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “leave sb standing”

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.Surpassing in quality or number
(Definition of leave sb standing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “leave sb standing”

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More