be a patch someone


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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  • patch someone/thing up — informal treat someone s injuries or repair the damage to something, especially hastily. → patch …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 …   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 — 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 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 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 Grove (town), Wisconsin — Patch Grove is a town in Grant County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 390 at the 2000 census. The Village of Patch Grove is located within the town.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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 up — verb 1. mend by putting a patch on (Freq. 1) patch a hole • Syn: ↑patch • See Also: ↑patch up (for: ↑patch) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary