like for like


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like for like

1. Referring to a comparison between one aspect of a business (such as sales) from two different time periods but with no other major differences. Here are the like for like sales reports that you requested for this month and last month.
2. Of the same value as a damaged or lost item. I was hoping that my replacement laptop would be newer than the one that was stolen, but no, it's just a like for like laptop.
See also: like