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holds a candle to

phrase
present tense third-person singular of hold a candle to

Synonyms of holds 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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“Holds a candle to.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/holds%20a%20candle%20to. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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