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Over and above

Bronze medallist Lukasz Mamczarz competes in the men's high jump F42 classification.

Bronze medallist Lukasz Mamczarz competes in the men's high jump F42 classification. Photo: Matt Dunham /AP

Today's Phrase

The phrase 'over and above' means 'in addition to something' or 'more than something'.

For example:

The quality of the food was over and above what I expected from that restaurant.

The profit we made last year was over and above what we anticipated.

We're going to need 5 litres of water over and above the amount we already have.

Don't confuse it with

When someone is 'over the moon', they are extremely happy.

For example:

The athlete was over the moon when he won his second gold medal.

My boyfriend proposed to me last night - I'm over the moon!

Interesting fact

Iliesa Delana of Fiji claimed gold in the Men's High Jump F42, while Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda gave India its first medal at the Paralympic Games after winning a silver medal. Lukasz Mamczarz of Poland, in the photo above, settled for bronze.

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