2 a group of people or things that are similar in their quality, skills, or achievements
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 film directors.
be in a league of your own (=be much better than the rest): She’s always been in a league of her own.
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.
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