hold a candle to

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Englisch - Türkisch
(deyim) Yerini tutmak, yerine konmak
(deyim) Eline su dökememek, kıyas bile edilememek
Englisch - Englisch
(deyim) Be fit to be compared with; be in the same class with
(deyim) Meaning: To hold a candle for means to aid or assist. The expression 'he can't hold a candle to' expresses the opinion that someone (he) compares poorly with another person and isn't competent or worthy even to hold the light for him. Origin: Apprentices used to be expected to hold the candle so that more experienced workmen were able to see what they were doing
be equal to, be comparable to; hold one's own against, do as well as
hold a candle
To compare; to be even remotely of the same quality, skill, etc. as another

The old computer just doesn't hold a candle to the latest models.

hold a candle to


    hold a can·dle to

    Türkische aussprache

    hōld ı kändıl tı


    /ˈhōld ə ˈkandəl tə/ /ˈhoʊld ə ˈkændəl tə/

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