on all fours with (something)(redirected from on all fours with something)
on all fours with (something)
In agreement or concordance with; equal with or analogous to. In modern usage, this phrase is typically used to refer to court cases that establish the same or similar precedent. Stating that the case was on all fours with cases already presented to the Supreme Court, overruling it would mean overruling each of those cases in turn.
on all fours withequal with; presenting an exact analogy with.
1992 Independent President Saddam's occupation of Kuwait was, he declared, on all fours with Hitler's aggressions.