not a patch on
not a patch on (someone or something)
Not nearly as good as someone or something. The replacement actor did a serviceable job, but he isn't a patch on the original lead. I loved my old computer—this new one is not a patch on it.
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not a patch ongreatly inferior to. British informal
1991 Mavis Nicholson Martha Jane & Me We thought the uniform of our soldiers was ‘pathetic’, not a patch on the American soldiers' uniform.
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