compare apples and/to/with apples

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Definition of compare apples and/to/with apples

: to compare things that are very similar The article compares apples to apples, grouping wines of the same variety and price together.

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“Compare apples and/to/with apples.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compare%20apples%20and%2Fto%2Fwith%20apples. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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