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bear (or stand) comparison

Definition of bear or stand comparison in English:

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
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  • They were ‘insiders’, set apart from the community in a place that stood comparison with a prison.
  • They respect him because he gets the job done, and his record stands comparison with any other coach in the world.
  • 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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