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English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions


Comparisons - Similarity

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(Idioms page 7 :  cut from the same cloth →  worlds apart)

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cut from the same cloth If two people are cut from the same cloth, they are very similar in character or behaviour.
Although the brothers look alike, they are not cut from the same cloth.
They each have their own personality.
much of a muchness This expession means 'very similar' or 'almost alike'.
It's hard to choose between the two - they're much of a muchness really.
not a patch on If something or someone is not a patch on an other, they are not nearly as good.
His second conference wasn't a patch on the first one.
not in the same league as If something  is not in the same league, it is of much lower standard than something else.
He had a good voice but he wasn't in the same league as Pavarotti.
not up to par If something is not up to par, it does not meet the required standard.
He didn't get the job because his English was not up to par.
a world of difference When comparing two things or situations, the expression a world of difference means that there is a vast difference between them.
A swimming pool would make a world of difference in this climate.
worlds apart When two people are very different, they are said to be worlds apart.
As regards our political opinions, we're worlds apart.
   
   
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