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Chris -- 2018-04-11
I have to say it excels my expectations!!
His contribution to this book excelled my expectations
“She’s excelling all expectations,” Artemis said.
Thousands of Men & Women have lost weight using these pills – excelling all expectations
Rover continues to go from strength to strength, with Land Rover excelling all expectations.
Recommend because I find it excels my expectations and reminds me of my previous joys when on holidays more South than France
Has a snap closure which excels my expectations which makes it a great quality piece.
Clearly a substitution for (various forms of) “exceed”. The meaning-connection seems obvious, and the pronunciation is similar enough to justify an eggcorn verdict.
And it’s no surprise that this one is a round-tripper! For instance:
As a project architect, José develops project and construction documents, provides consultant coordination, and exceeds at construction administration with an eye for detail and design aesthetics that he carries through each project.
When Instagram made it possible to upload longer video clips this spring, one of the biggest winners was Fox News, a publisher that exceeds at soundbites.
He exceeds at working with leadership teams to produce industry-specific business goals with an eye on growth and opportunity.
If your son or daughter exceeds at sport, make sure they begin their practise in the garden.