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noun [countable] league pronunciation in American English /liɡ/ 
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pluralleagues
  1. 3
    a group of people or things that are similar in their quality, skills, or achievements
    be out of someone's league (=too good/difficult/expensive etc. for someone):

    She'll never go out with someone like you; she's way out of your league.

    be in a league of your own (=be much better than the rest):

    She's always been in a league of her own.

    not be in the same league as someone/something:

    He's not bad, but he's not in the same league as the others.

    be in a different league from someone/something (=be much better):

    If you ask me, Soderberg's in a different league from most Hollywood directors.

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