stack up to

stack up to (someone or something)

To compare to or rank against someone or something similar, especially in a worthy, respectable, or favorable manner. Well, does the new car stack up to your old one? He's obsessed with how he stacks up to my previous boyfriends. I appreciate that she's giving us another story in this universe, but this new book just doesn't stack up to the original trilogy.
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stack up to someone or something

[for someone or something] to measure up favorably when compared to someone or something. How do you think I stack up to Liz? My car stacks up pretty well to yours.
See also: stack, to, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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