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Apples and oranges...

Posted by ESC on January 29, 2004

In Reply to: Apples and oranges... posted by Niki on January 29, 2004

: Hi, guys. I'm writing this post from Japan.

: I've got a question about the phrase
: "apples and oranges" I run across that phrase
: very often, but I don't get the meaning.

: Could anybody help me with this expression?
: when, and why people say like that as an answer to other people's saying. and what does that mean?

The whole phrase is: "You can't compare apples and oranges." Or: "You're trying to compare apples and oranges."

I can't think of a good example right now. But I'm sure one of the other Phrase Folk will have one.