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English definition of “can't hold a candle to”

can't hold a candle to

to not be as good as the person or thing mentioned: Her latest book is readable enough, but it can't hold a candle to her earlier work.Worse and worst
(Definition of can't hold a candle to from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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