can't compete

idiom

used to say that one person or thing is much better than another
Store-bought cookies can't compete with homemade ones.

Examples of can't compete in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Melton's costars' support can't compete with that of his mom, Sukyong, though. Scott Huver, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 There's no reason the Padres can't compete for a wild-card spot but now preaching financial restraint, will the front office be willing to improve the team in-season? San Francisco Giants Logan Webb – and then what? Jesse Yomtov, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2024 The Reds financially can't compete with the Yankees or Mets etc. – Ron That was part of Ron’s email response to the column. Mike Bass Special To The Enquirer Usa Today Network, The Enquirer, 25 May 2023 Philips For daily productivity, work, web browsing, and entertainment, eReaders can't compete with the crisp colors and high refresh rates of LCD displays. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 10 May 2023

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“Can't compete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/can%27t%20compete. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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