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    Please tell me the meaning of this sentence

    Could you please tell me the meaning?


    This house isn't a patch on where we used to live.

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    Exclamation Re: Please tell me the meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Could you please tell me the meaning?


    This house isn't a patch on where we used to live.

    thanks
    not be a patch on something means: to be much less good/serviceable than something.
    So this house is not a patch on (= less serviceable compared to) our previous house where we lived.


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    Re: Please tell me the meaning of this sentence

    I would read that as "This house cannot compare with where we used to live".


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    Re: Please tell me the meaning of this sentence

    I would continue the metaphor - a patch on an old pair of pants is better than how this house compares to my old one.

    This new house stinks.

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