pound for pound

idiom

used when comparing a pound of one thing with a pound of something similar
Pound for pound, it's the most valuable crop being grown in the state.

Examples of pound for pound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More precise control over the diets of animals raised for food—which will probably require more industrial farming and less free grazing—could lead cows, sheep, and other livestock to emit less methane, a warming gas that, pound for pound, is 34 to 86 times as bad as carbon dioxide. Inês Azevedo, Foreign Affairs, 13 Apr. 2020 By what year do scientists predict plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean, pound for pound? Kurt Snibbe, Orange County Register, 18 Apr. 2024 But pound for pound, the Zenfone 10 actually measures only a little smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S24. Allison Johnson, The Verge, 20 Feb. 2024 Vermont, which draws in more authors than anywhere else, boasts more bookstore workers, pound for pound, than any other state or territory. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2023 The body was far too large to move--adult humpbacks can weigh up to 60 tons--so the recovery team decided to take just the head, which, pound for pound, would give them the most information about the animal’s life. Kathy A Svitil, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Well, outside of Marvel, the Conjuring Universe is, pound for pound and dollar for dollar, the most successful cinematic universe. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Sep. 2023

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“Pound for pound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pound%20for%20pound. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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