can't hold a candle to something else


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 something can hold a candle to something else:

Not one of her drawings can hold a candle to yours.


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