not in the same league

idiom

: not at the same level of ability
The two chefs are not in the same league.
He's a pretty good writer, but he's not in the same league as she is.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As athletes, however, Putin and Lukashenko are not in the same league as Kim Jong-il, the late North Korean dictator. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 31 Dec. 2021 But said Baker is not in the same league as the likes of Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 18 Oct. 2021 Silent, asymptomatic breakthroughs—those that are effectively invisible in the absence of a virus-hunting diagnostic—are simply not in the same league. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 13 July 2021

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“Not in the same league.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20in%20the%20same%20league. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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