Equal to none
Posted by R. Berg on January 07, 2008
In Reply to: Equal to none posted by Arlene Hanson on January 07, 2008
: What is the meaning of "equal to none"? I think it means "superior, better than others," while some think it means "bottom of the heap".
It could also mean "in a class by itself." Context is needed. I'd lean toward "bottom of the heap." A similar phrase, "without equal," means "superior to all others," but that phrase is only similar, not identical.
"Equal to none" isn't a common phrase. It may have resulted from a writer's or speaker's failure to choose words that would communicate clearly. ~rb