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17+ Can T Hold A Candle

17+ Can T Hold A Candle. Can't hold a candle to is an idiom, which is a word, group of words or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal the phrase can't hold a candle to has its roots in the 1600s, when the lowly apprentice to a master of a craft might only be fit to hold a candle in order. If you say that one person or thing can't hold a candle to another, you meant that the first person or thing is not nearly as good as the second.

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There is only one woman on my mind so to say that you can't hold a candle to someone means that not only are you not talented enough to perform the task yourself, you are not even good. Someone unable even to do that would be of low status indeed. See full dictionary entry for candle.

(also with cannot.) hold a candle to, cannot/not fit to.

A person holding cannabis leaves in front of a globe of the earth. Your general grant can't hold a candle to our general lee. Can't hold a candle to is an idiom, which is a word, group of words or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal the phrase can't hold a candle to has its roots in the 1600s, when the lowly apprentice to a master of a craft might only be fit to hold a candle in order. (also with cannot.) hold a candle to, cannot/not fit to.


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