on a par with (someone or something)(redirected from on a par with him)
on a par with (someone or something)
Equal to someone or something. Gina's cupcakes are delicious—definitely on a par with any ones you'd find in a bakery.
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on a par with
As good as, equal to, as in This violinist may be an amateur but he's on a par with professional orchestral players. The noun par has meant "that which is equal" since the mid-1600s; the idiom here was first recorded in 1832.
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on a par with
COMMON If one person or thing is on a par with another, they are of the same standard. Note: In golf, `par' is the number of strokes a good golfer is expected to take for a particular hole or for the whole course. He fascinated her, not least because in him she sensed an intelligence almost on a par with her own. Parts of Glasgow are on a par with the worst areas of London and Liverpool for burglaries. It took courage and confidence in this girl to place herself on a par with her father, a distant figure with a terrifying reputation.
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on a par withequal in importance or quality to; on an equal level with.
1998 Spectator Imagine learning that the MCC had been used for 200 years as a front for procuring under-age boys…The scandal of the Tour de France is roughly on a par with such a revelation.
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