apples and oranges

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apples and oranges pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) A comparison of items that, however categorically similar, is inapt; an incompatible equation
    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.
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see apples,‎ and,‎ oranges.

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