in the same league

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in the same league (as somebody/something)

also in the same league (with somebody/something)
having qualities or achievements similar to someone or something else The new foundation will be giving away $55 million a year, putting it in the same league as other well-known charities. You don't often get to hear two symphony orchestras that are in the same league within a single week.
Usage notes: often used in the form not in the same league: He's made a lot of money, but his net worth is not in the same league as that computer guy's.
See also: league, same

not in the same league

not nearly as good as something or someone else (often + as ) My four-year-old computer's just not in the same league as the latest machines with their super-fast processors.
See also: league, same

in the same league

On the same level of skill, in the same class, as in As a woodworker, Bill wishes he were in the same league as Carl, who is a master carpenter. This metaphoric expression alludes to the leagues of baseball clubs, categorized as major or minor. It is often put negatively as not in the same league, as in This restaurant is not in the same league as the French café across the street. [Early 1900s]
See also: league, same