Complete Definition of "hold a candle"

English

Verb
'hold a candle

  1. idiom 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.

Usage notes
Typically used in the negative when something does not compare, as in the example.

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+
Russian: в подмеÑки не годиÑÑÑÑ

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