One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be of sufficient quality to be likened favourably to someone or something of the same kind.‘our pupils' results will bear comparison with any in Scotland’
- ‘They respect him because he gets the job done, and his record stands comparison with any other coach in the world.’
- ‘They were ‘insiders’, set apart from the community in a place that stood comparison with a prison.’
- ‘For its price, there are few reds that stand comparison.’
- ‘Yet his talent stands comparison to those around him.’
- ‘His record stands comparison with any in world football and is defined by the flexibility of his approach to the challenge of building a team.’
- ‘His record as Education Secretary and Home Secretary stands comparison with any of his predecessors.’
- ‘But their track record stands comparison to anybody's in their own right.’
- ‘But the result is an industry which stands comparison with any elsewhere in the world.’
- ‘Defying all the normal rules which dictate that youth and creative energy go together, it can conjure up late-flowering works that stand comparison or even outstrip anything that an artist has produced in his earlier career.’
- ‘Few would pretend that an MBA stands comparison with a master's degree in basic sciences in scholarship or scientific content.’
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