a cut above
/ɐ kˈʌt əbˈʌv/
much better than others of the same type
head and shoulders above sb/sth
/hˈɛd ænd ʃˈoʊldɚz əbˌʌv ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
used to describe someone or something that is far superior when compared to others of the same type
to put / get sth into perspective
/pˌʊt ɔːɹ ɡɛt ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ˌɪntʊ pɚspˈɛktɪv/
to compare something, particularly one's ideas or problems, with those of someone else's in order to better understand, improve, or deal with them
a fine / thin line
/ɐ fˈaɪn θˈɪn lˈaɪn/
a delicate distinction between two things, particularly two apparently similar situations or concepts
apples to apples
/ˈæpəlz tʊ ˈæpəlz/
a situation in which things are being evaluated or considered in a fair manner
to be cut from / out of the same cloth
/biː kˈʌt fɹʌm ˌaʊɾəv ðə sˈeɪm klˈɔθ/
to possses qualities that are very similar to those of someone or something else's
in the shadow of sb
/ɪnðə ʃˈædoʊ ʌv ˌɛsbˈiː/
receiving much less credit or attention compared to someone more popular or skillful
to follow in one's footsteps
/fˈɑːloʊ ɪn wˈʌnz fˈʊtstɛps/
to try to do the exact same things as others did before one
to follow suit
/fˈɑːloʊ sˈuːt/
to behave in the same manner as someone else
to take / borrow a leaf out of one's book
/tˈeɪk bˈɔːɹoʊ ɐ lˈiːf ˌaʊɾəv wˈʌnz bˈʊk/
to do something or to behave in a manner that is almost identical to that of someone else's
to take a cue from sb/sth
/tˈeɪk ɐ kjˈuː fɹʌm ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to take notice of someone else's action or behavior in an attempt to reach the same success
to be / become half the man / woman / person (that) sb is
/biː bɪkˌʌm hˈæf ðə mˈæn wˈʊmən pˈɜːsən ðæt ˌɛsbˈiː ɪz/
to be much less powerful, successful, or capable when compared to someone else
not a patch on sb/sth
/nˌɑːt ɐ pˈætʃ ˌɑːn ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
(of a person or thing) greatly inferior to another person or thing
in the same league
/ɪnðə sˈeɪm lˈiːɡ/
used to refer to two individuals or entities that have the same qualities or having acquired the same achievements
out of one's league
/ˌaʊɾəv wˈʌnz lˈiːɡ/
used to suggest that that someone is not on the same level or does not possess the same social standing, attractiveness, or qualifications as another person
to run circles / rings around sb/sth
/ɹˈʌn ɹˈɪŋz ɐɹˈaʊnd/
(of a person or thing) to be much faster, better, or more successful compared to someone or something else
pound for pound
/pˈaʊnd fɔːɹ pˈaʊnd/
used to compare the relative quality, value, or effectiveness of two things that may appear very different on the surface
light years away
/lˈaɪt jˈɪɹz ɐwˈeɪ/
a vast difference between two things, often indicating that they are significantly distant or dissimilar in terms of progress, quality, or understanding
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