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In the same league

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on November 01, 2010 at 19:41

In Reply to: In the same league posted by Camilla Lo on November 01, 2010 at 18:42:

: What is the origin of "to be in the same league"? Did the "league" part of the phrase originally mean the sport kind of league, or the unit of distance?

It means the sport kind of league. The implication is that one is just not in the same class, not able to compete at the same level. (VSD)