compare apples to apples/oranges

compare apples to apples/oranges
compare apples to apples/oranges — see compare, 1
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  • compare apples and/to/with oranges — to compare things that are very different To compare large trucks with compact cars is to compare apples with oranges. • • • Main Entry: ↑compare compare apples and/to/with oranges see ↑compare, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑orange …   Useful english dictionary

  • compare apples and oranges — to examine the similarities of things that are completely different. Comparing the average wages of workers and managers is like trying to compare apples and oranges. Usage notes: usually used to explain that two things cannot be compared …   New idioms dictionary

  • compare apples and oranges — try to find similarities between two completely different items (or subjects, issues, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • you can't compare apples and oranges — you can t compare ˌapples and ˈoranges idiom (NAmE) it is impossible to say that one thing is better than another if the two are completely different • They are both great but you can t compare apples and oranges. • No, you re trying to compare… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apples and oranges — For other uses, see Apples and oranges (disambiguation). Apples and Oranges, by Paul Cézanne …   Wikipedia

  • apples and oranges — (of two people or things) irreconcilably or fundamentally different * * * ˌapples and ˈoranges idiom (NAmE) used to describe a situation in which two people or things are completely different from each other • They really are apples and oranges.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • apples and oranges — used when people compare or describe two totally different things. ( Apples to oranges is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • apples and oranges — American if two people or things are apples and oranges, they are completely different. You can t compare inner city schools and schools in the suburbs they re apples and oranges …   New idioms dictionary

  • apples and oranges — idiom. two things that cannot be compared. It s apples and oranges. You can t compare them …   English slang

  • mix apples and oranges — verb To mix two totally different things. See Also: compare apples and oranges …   Wiktionary