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To be very good or impressive

stand out

to be much more impressive or important than other people or things

be an inspiration to someone

to be so successful, or to deal with a difficult situation so well, that other people admire you and want to be like you

make a favourable impression (on someone)

to behave in a way that gives people a good opinion of you

commend itself (to someone)

if something commends itself to you, you think it is good, useful, or suitable

take your breath away

to be extremely impressive or beautiful

put someone/something in the shade

to be so impressive that someone or something else becomes less impressive or interesting by comparison

exceed (someone’s) expectations

to be much bigger or better than expected

make an impression

to make other people notice and admire you

be really/quite something

to be very impressive

knock your socks off

to be very impressive

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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