be a patch something


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'.


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  • patch something through (to something) — ˌpatch sb/sth ˈthrough (to sb/sth) derived to connect telephone or electronic equipment temporarily • She was patched through to London on the satellite link. Main entry: ↑patchderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • patch something together — ˌpatch sthtoˈgether derived to make sth from several different parts, especially in a quick careless way • They hope to be able to patch together a temporary settlement. Main entry: ↑patchderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • patch something through (to somebody) — ˌpatch sb/sth ˈthrough (to sb/sth) derived to connect telephone or electronic equipment temporarily • She was patched through to London on the satellite link. Main entry: ↑patchderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • patch something together — construct something hastily from unsuitable components. → patch …   English new terms dictionary

  • patch something up — (informal) 1 the houses were being patched up: REPAIR, mend, fix hastily, do a makeshift repair on. 2 he s trying to patch things up with his wife: RECONCILE, make up, settle, remedy, put to rights …   Useful english dictionary

  • patch something up — restore peaceful or friendly relations after a quarrel or dispute. → patch …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • patch together — ˌpatch to ˈgether [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they patch together he/she/it patches together present participle patching together past tense pat …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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