hold a candle to
phrasal to qualify for comparison with

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  • hold\ a\ candle\ to — • hold a candle to • hold a stick to v. phr. To be fit to be compared with; be in the same class with. a trite phrase used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences. Henry thought that no modern ball club could hold a candle to those… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hold a candle to — phrasal : to qualify for comparison with asserted that no wrestler could hold a candle to the current champion * * * hold a candle to : to be on the same level as or as good as (something or someone) used in negative statements The new movie… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold a candle to — also[hold a stick to] {v. phr.} To be fit to be compared with; be in the same class with. A trite phrase used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences. * /Henry thought that no modern ball club could hold a candle to those of 50… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold a candle to — also[hold a stick to] {v. phr.} To be fit to be compared with; be in the same class with. A trite phrase used in negative, interrogative, and conditional sentences. * /Henry thought that no modern ball club could hold a candle to those of 50… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold a candle to — be in the same class or level with (used with a negative usually), can be compared with As far as good service goes that restaurant can t hold a candle to the one that I usually go to …   Idioms and examples

  • hold a candle to — be equal to, be comparable to; hold one s own against, do as well as …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hold a candle to — idi to compare favorably with (usu. in the negative) …   From formal English to slang

  • not hold a candle to — to be much less good, beautiful, impressive etc than someone or something else He s good looking, but he can t hold a candle to you …   English dictionary

  • Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You — Single by Dolly Parton from the album Dolly, Dolly, Dolly …   Wikipedia

  • Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You — Single par Dolly Parton extrait de l’album Dolly, Dolly, Dolly Face B I Knew You When Sortie Juillet 1980 Enregistrement 1980 RCA Studios, Nashville Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

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