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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
Translations of “can't hold a candle to”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不能和…相比…
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