not be a patch someone


not be a patch someone
(not) be a patch on (someone/something) British & Australian to not be as good as someone or something else.

It's a reasonably entertaining film but it's not a patch on 'Bladerunner'.


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  • not be a patch something — (not) be a patch on (someone/something) British & Australian to not be as good as someone or something else. It s a reasonably entertaining film but it s not a patch on Bladerunner …   New idioms dictionary

  • not be a patch — (not) be a patch on (someone/something) British & Australian to not be as good as someone or something else. It s a reasonably entertaining film but it s not a patch on Bladerunner …   New idioms dictionary

  • be a patch someone — (not) be a patch on (someone/something) British & Australian to not be as good as someone or something else. It s a reasonably entertaining film but it s not a patch on Bladerunner …   New idioms dictionary

  • patch — patch1 [ pætʃ ] noun count ** ▸ 1 piece of cloth ▸ 2 different part of something ▸ 3 piece of ground ▸ 4 piece of software ▸ 5 with nicotine ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a piece of cloth that you sew over a hole in clothes, or over a part where holes might… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • patch — 1 noun (C) 1 PART OF AN AREA a part of an area that is different or looks different from the parts that surround it: Lost: a small dog, white with brown patches. | patch of dirt/grease/damp etc: Watch out for icy patches on the roads. | patch of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • patch — patch1 [pætʃ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of an area)¦ 2¦(over a hole)¦ 3¦(for growing something)¦ 4¦(computer)¦ 5¦(eye)¦ 6¦(decoration)¦ 7 a bad/difficult/sticky/rough patch 8 somebody s patch 9 not be a patch on somebody/something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • patch up — 1) PHR V RECIP If you patch up a quarrel or relationship, you try to be friendly again and not to quarrel any more. [V P n (not pron)] She has gone on holiday with her husband to try to patch up their marriage... [V P n (not pron) with n] He has… …   English dictionary

  • patch — noun 1》 a piece of material used to cover a torn or weak point.     ↘a shield worn over a sightless or injured eye.     ↘a piece of cloth sewn on to clothing as a badge.     ↘an adhesive piece of drug impregnated material worn on the skin so that …   English new terms dictionary

  • patch — ► NOUN 1) a piece of material used to mend a hole or strengthen a weak point. 2) a small area differing in colour, composition, or texture from its surroundings. 3) a small plot of land: a cabbage patch. 4) Brit. informal a brief period of time:… …   English terms dictionary

  • patch — [[t]pæ̱tʃ[/t]] patches, patching, patched 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A patch on a surface is a part of it which is different in appearance from the area around it. ...the bald patch on the top of his head... There was a small patch of blue in the… …   English dictionary