[Idiom] up to sb

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maiabulela

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Can we say about someone that "Nobody is up to him" in the sense that "nobody is like him in his high morals and sweet character?

I want to know if that strucuture is right in this context coz I found so many meaning for "up to sb" but I just need to if my example is right and if there are any suggestions.

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Nobody's compared to him would be what you've been looking for. When it comes to defining to be a man of high moral values and to be sweet as one trait [I can't imagine any languages that have something (a word or phrase) to melts these traits in the same pot.], it is a bit strange. That doesn't mean that one can't have these traits at the same time (,which you can look up to someone like this), but as I mentioned before, I don't think that there is one word or one phrase for that.
 

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Nobody's compared to him would be what you've been looking for. When it comes to defining to be a man of high moral values and to be sweet as one trait [I can't imagine any languages that have something (a word or phrase) to melts these traits in the same pot.], it is a bit strange. That doesn't mean that one can't have these traits at the same time (,which you can look up to someone like this), but as I mentioned before, I don't think that there is one word or one phrase for that.

The quote here should be "Nobody compares/can compare to him". (Nobody's compared to him means something different.)

I agree that having high moral values, and having a sweet character, are two unconnected things so are unlikely to have a phrase that covers both.
 
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