Yeah, I figured "streets ahead" was a real saying, otherwise it wouldn't have been used, but you don't hear it here in Canada much. One of my favourite things about watching the Olympics on the BBC this year is the adorable accents and turns of phrase used by the commentators.
On the other topic of discussion here, I've been an advocate of a gigantic mutant steroid league for a long time now. I also have a solution to the recent "controversy" of the beach volleyball uniforms, which is to have all athletes, male and female, in all events, compete fully nude. Obviously there would be exceptions for things like weight belts or those archery chest guards, but apart from that, nude-lympics.