compare apples and/to/with apples

idiom

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

Examples of compare apples and/to/with apples in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To avoid this fate, make sure your compensation benchmarks compare apples to apples. Thanh Nguyen, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Because the Star War: Galactic Starcruiser is a first-of-its-kind experience, there's no way to compare apples to apples. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2022 Part of the reason is researchers don’t always compare apples to apples. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 15 Jan. 2021

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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 19 Jul. 2024.

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