Definition of “can't hold a candle to” - English Dictionary

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“can't hold a candle to” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “can't hold a candle to” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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