apples to oranges


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apples to oranges

and A2O
phr. & comp. abb. [but that’s comparing] apples to oranges; [You are] making an unfair comparison. Chevvies and Beemers! That’s apples to oranges! They’re not even in the same class! It’s A2O! What can I say?
See also: apple, orange
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Comparing the magnitude of World War II to Iraq is like comparing apples to oranges.
Belmont coach Nancy Carr-Swaim, asked Saturday which program would win, declined to answer, saying, ``It's like comparing apples to oranges.
While it is easier for most to compare apples to apples, we are really comparing apples to oranges.
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MTA officials ridiculously dismiss that question as one of comparing apples to oranges.
Note: When seeking quotes, be sure to use the same coverage criteria with each firm to avoid comparing apples to oranges.