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(there's) no comparison

This person or thing is clearly and inarguably better than any other. This place serves the best pizza in town—no comparison! She might not be the most sociable person around, but when it comes to knowledge of classic literature, there's no comparison.
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pale by comparison

 and pale in comparison
Fig. to appear to be deficient in comparison to something else. My work pales by comparison with yours. You are a real pro.
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pale in comparison (with something)

also pale by comparison (with something)
to seem lacking in importance or quality than something else I thought I had a frightening accident, but mine pales in comparison with yours.
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pale by/in comparison

to seem less serious or less important when compared with something else (often + with ) I thought I was badly treated but my experiences pale in comparison with yours.
See fade into insignificance
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beyond comparison

Also, without comparison or beyond compare . Too superior to be compared, unrivaled, as in This view of the mountains is beyond comparison, or That bakery is without comparison. The first term, more common today than the much older variants, was first recorded in 1871. Without comparison goes back to 1340, and without compare to 1621.
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Bill Jacobs Cadillac in Joliet, IL provides consumers with valuable Cadillac vs the competition comparisons to keep consumers informed on how Cadillac models surpass the competition in the luxury vehicle market.
In general, the treatment group performed statistically significantly better than the comparison group on all variables assessed.
The tool provides the same advanced database comparison functionality as the MS Edition (for Microsoft SQL Server) and offers the following features: graphical schema comparison in a side by side drill down tree, highly configurable comparison options, selective object comparisons - to allow complete schema comparison or only objects of interest, presentation quality formatted reports, drill down side by side comparison of code based objects showing a line by line diff in SQL code, easily repeatable comparison chores by the use of named session files, a robust command line interface and unattended mode, and powerful results exporting capabilities - supporting the following formats: MS Excel, PDF, HTML, Text, and XML.
The underlying land value, derived from recent sales comparisons, is then added to the depreciated value of reproducing the historic structure.
For fiscal years 2001 to 2004, VA requested from the Congress but did not receive specific appropriations--ranging from $16 million to $50 million--to conduct cost comparisons studies.
The first part of this study examined two concepts that have been infrequently considered in camp literature--quality of life and social comparisons.
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The comparison data is stored in tables, and the program generates detailed reports displaying the results of your comparisons and analyses.