not be a patch


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. 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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 — 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 Tuesday — is usually the second Tuesday of each month, on which Microsoft releases security patches.[1][2][3] Starting with Windows 98, Microsoft included a Windows Update system that would check for patches to Windows and its components, which Microsoft… …   Wikipedia

  • Patch (Unix) — patch is a Unix program that updates text files according to instructions contained in a separate file, called a patch file . The patch file (also called a patch for short) is a text file that consists of a list of differences and is produced by… …   Wikipedia

  • patch — patch1 [pach] n. [ME pacche, prob. var. of peche, a piece < OFr pieche, var. of pece, piece,PIECE] 1. a piece of material applied to cover or mend a hole or tear or to strengthen a weak spot 2. a dressing applied to a wound or sore 3. a pad or …   English World 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

  • not a patch on — Not fit to be compared with • • • Main Entry: ↑patch * * * Brit., informal greatly inferior to he no longer looked so handsome he wasn t a patch on Peter …   Useful english dictionary

  • not a patch on something — british informal phrase much less good than something The film isn’t a patch on the book. Thesaurus: worsesynonym Main entry: patch …   Useful english dictionary