Meaning of “not be a patch on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"not be a patch on sth" in British English

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not be a patch on sth

UK informal

to be much less good than something:

This new washing machine isn't a patch on our old one.

(Definition of “not be a patch on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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