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holding a candle to

phrase
present participle of hold a candle to

Synonyms of holding a candle to

to come near or nearer to in character or quality
  • This "guilt free" macaroni and cheese doesn't hold a candle to the real thing.

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“Holding a candle to.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/holding%20a%20candle%20to. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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