Meaning of “not hold a candle to someone/something” in the English Dictionary

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"not hold a candle to someone/something" in American English

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not hold a candle to someone/something

to not be as good as someone or something else:

Her latest book can’t hold a candle to her earlier works.

(Definition of “not hold a candle to someone/something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)