從這個動詞片語延伸出一個形容詞outstanding，有傑出的意思，但是在多益情境中，還可以表達not yet paid「呆帳」的概念。這是因為在帳冊中若是有帳目是突出的，那就是未付款項的部分，因此才會延伸出呆帳的意思。例句：I would not proceed this project until you pay me all the outstanding balance.（直到你付清所有尚未支付的款項後，我才會繼續執行這個案子。）
1. I heard that Mr. James earned outstanding performance awards in his company. (A) How admirable! (B) He was involved in the administration. (C) Our company decided to introduce performance appraisal system.
2. How much working experience does the applicant have? (A) It's 15 dollars. (B) Yes, he is working. (C) For twenty years.