Apples to apples meaning

What does the saying 'Apples to apples' mean?

Idiom: Apples to apples


An apples to apples comparison is a comparison between related or similar things. ('Apples for apples' is also used.) The idiom is often used hyphenated.


  • If you compare the speed of your new car against the speed of a train, that's not an apples-to-apples comparison.

Country: International English | Subject Area: Food and Eating | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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