apples and oranges
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- (idiomatic) Said of a comparison of items that are not comparable.
- It's apples and oranges. You can't convert square meters to linear inches.
- Comparing the grades of English students to those of engineering students is like trying to compare apples and oranges.
- Used other than as an idiom: see apples, and, oranges.
- apples to apples, apples with apples
- apples to apples, oranges to oranges
- oranges with oranges (rare)