Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) above average, above the norm, better than average, excellent
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    • outstanding performance/review
  • Analysis
    Something described with the adjective 'outstanding' might be exceptionally good or above average. "Your performance has been outstanding this year and for that reason, we have decided to give you a bonus." Something 'outstanding' can also mean something that has not yet been done or dealt with, such as a payment or 'outstanding work'. "Any outstanding invoices should be submitted by Wednesday for processing." This is an adjective used often in both formal and social contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I enjoyed the play very much. The orchestra was outstanding.
    2. In an outstanding performance, the England Cricket Team defeated Australia and took home The Ashes.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I've been very successful this year, so I expect an outstanding performance review.
    2. I'm very passionate about providing outstanding customer service. We should always exceed expectations.
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