equal to (someone or something)

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equal to (someone or something)

1. As skilled or accomplished as someone or something else. I don't understand why I didn't get the promotion when I am certainly equal to Greg in every way.
2. Having the necessary ability, talent, qualities, or capability to handle or accomplish a given role or situation. The young soldier proved equal to the task and saved his platoon from an enemy ambush.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

equal to

(someone or something) able to handle or deal with someone or something. I'm afraid that I'm not equal to Mrs. Smith's problem right now. Please ask her to come back later. That's a very difficult task, but I'm sure Bill is equal to it.
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equal to

someone as good or as accomplished as someone else. I certainly feel equal to Randy. He's nothing special. I don't think that Bill feels equal to Bob, even though they are twins.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

equal to

Adequate or fit in ability or extent, as in I'm not sure I'm equal to the task. [Late 1600s] Also see feel up to; up to.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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"Whether there is any VIP or common people on the road, everyone is equal to us and it is our responsibility to save his life through ensuring implementation on traffic rules," the SSP Traffic maintained.
'Whether there is any VIP or common people on the road, everyone is equal to us and it is our responsibility to save his or her life through ensuring implementation on traffic rules,' the SSP (Traffic) maintained.
"We, a lot of Israelis, believe that they [minorities] are entitled to be equal to us," protester Dan Meiri said.
He said citizens of Karachi whether they live in any area are equal to us and we want equal development in each and every area of the city.
They can live a respectful and prosperous life if we all cooperate and encourage them by considering them equal to us.
Being both biological and foster parents are equal to us." In California, roughly 50,000 children live with either relatives or foster parents who provide both short and long-term care during periods when the child is unable to live with their birth parents.
If India thinks it's a country of 1.3 billion people and will talk to only those who are equal to us then we will be isolated in the world.
Why is it that we don't think of other animals as equal to us? Why is it that we consider it animals' duty to feed or serve us in some way?
And on receiving it they grumbled against the landowner, saying, 'These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day's burden and the heat.' He said to one of them in reply, 'My friend, I am not cheating you.
All our employees are equal to us." "We took them unemployed females, trained them and they are now assembling lights, bumpers and other technical parts," Fawad said.
"The media is government-controlled and the government is represented in dialogue as a participant, an equal to us, but they are being given full coverage like others from the coalition and independents (MPs and Shura Council members), while we have our quotes and interviews edited and trimmed," he said.
Algerian Energy and Mines Minister Youcef Yousfi says: "The initial results of the evaluation of [Algeria's] non-conventional gases, mainly shale gas, have shown the reserves in the country as at least equal to US reserves" - the latter having the world's second largest deposits of shale gas next to China's.
The annual interest rate is equal to US Libor rate plus 5.5%.
According to Espicom Business Intelligence, the Austrian market for medical equipment and supplies is valued at US $2.1 billion, equal to US $251 per capita, and is forecast to reach US $2.3 billion by 2015.
In reality some instruments are equal to US Treasuries, in practice, like deposits.