A2O


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A2O

An abbreviation for "apples to oranges," a comparison of two unlike things or people. Oh, you can't compare those two companies, that's A2O. Come on, you're a nurse and I'm an engineer—our work worlds are A2O! My mom and my mother-in-law are just A2O, so please do not leave them alone in the same room for too long!

apples to oranges

An unfair or invalid comparison made between two unlike people or things. Hyphenated if used before a noun. Comparing the marketing strategies of a global tech company to those of a farming co-op is kind of apples to oranges, don't you think? You can't exactly make comparisons of sales results between authors who write in such drastically different genres—it's apples to oranges. Come on, you're a nurse and I'm an engineer—our work worlds are apples to oranges!
See also: apple, orange, to
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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, to

A2O

verb
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