can't hold a light to (someone or something)

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can't hold a light to (someone or something)

Cannot compare to someone or something; is not nearly as good or desirable as someone or something. The sequel wasn't bad, but it can't hold a light to the original. John's fast all right, but he can't hold a light to Louise!
See also: hold, light, to
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