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Definition of hold a candle to

hold a candle to

verb - transitive

  • to be superior to, in some way.
                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Acid Queen", Reaper (TV), Season 1 Episode 13 (2008) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 31 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 31 2010.

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Other terms relating to 'hold':

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