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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “can't hold a candle to”

can't hold a candle to

to not be as good as the person or thing mentioned
不能和…相比
Her latest book is readable enough, but it can't hold a candle to her earlier work .
她最新出版的书有一定的可读性,但不能同早期的作品媲美。
Worse and worst
(Definition of can't hold a candle to from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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