in the same league

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in the same league

Having the same or similar qualities, skills, or achievements. While their journey to the Olympics has been remarkable, it's clear that this young team is just not in the same league as the rest of the competition.
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