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4. Metaphorical and Idiomatic Prepositional Phrase

6 minute read Metaphorical prepositions carry meaning which is different their literal meaning. Above above and beyond: in addition to above oneself: presumptuous or conceited: anyone suspected of getting above himself would soon be cut down to size. above board: honest, transparent and legitimate: The deal was completely open and above board. considered of higher status or worth than: He married above himself which didn’t go down well in the girl’s society. greater than in quantity or degree: above average in weight. in preference to: chose quality above quantity; the firm cynically chose profit above car safety. in preference to: I love you above all others. louder or higher than (other noise): I heard her call above the radio. not subject or liable to: to be above rules of too fine a character for: above such trickery. over and above all other factors or considerations (most importantly): Above all, tell the truth. Above all, I'd like to thank my family. superior to in rank, position, or number; greater than: put principles above expediency. superior to or prior to: to place honour above wealth. too difficult to be understood by: the talk was above me. too honorable or proud to undertake: Though honest himself, he is not above bribing to get work done. He's not above lying (= he sometimes lies) to protect himself. too honourable or high-minded for: above petty gossiping too respected for; beyond: above suspicion; above reproach. AFTER trying to get: after some food, after a good time, after more money

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