can't hold a candle to


can't hold a candle to
can't hold a candle to (someone/something) if someone or something cannot hold a candle to someone or something else, they are not as good as that other person or thing.

These pop bands that you hear nowadays can't hold a candle to the groups we used to listen to in the sixties.


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  • can't hold a candle — If something can t hold a candle to something else, it is much worse …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • can't hold a candle to — (someone/something) can t hold a candle to (someone/something else) someone or something is not as good as someone or something else. For Walter, basketball and football can t hold a candle to baseball. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form… …   New idioms dictionary

  • can't hold a candle —    If something can t hold a candle to something else, it is much worse.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If one person (or thing) can t hold a candle to another, they are much less competent or do not perform as well as the other.    … …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Can't hold a candle —   If something can t hold a candle to something else, it is much worse …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • can't hold a candle — See hold a candle …   English idioms

  • can't hold a candle to someone — can t hold a candle to (someone/something) if someone or something cannot hold a candle to someone or something else, they are not as good as that other person or thing. These pop bands that you hear nowadays can t hold a candle to the groups we… …   New idioms dictionary

  • can't hold a candle to something — can t hold a candle to (someone/something) if someone or something cannot hold a candle to someone or something else, they are not as good as that other person or thing. These pop bands that you hear nowadays can t hold a candle to the groups we… …   New idioms dictionary

  • can't hold a candle to something else — (someone/something) can t hold a candle to (someone/something else) someone or something is not as good as someone or something else. For Walter, basketball and football can t hold a candle to baseball. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You — Single by Dolly Parton from the album Dolly, Dolly, Dolly …   Wikipedia

  • Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You — Single par Dolly Parton extrait de l’album Dolly, Dolly, Dolly Face B I Knew You When Sortie Juillet 1980 Enregistrement 1980 RCA Studios, Nashville Genre …   Wikipédia en Français