Apples and oranges In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "apples and oranges", English Idiom Dictionary (also found in Vietnamese)

author Jimmy Hung | 2019-09-30 05:09

Meaning of Apples and oranges

Apples and oranges binomial

Used to refer to two objects or people that are very different

Although they are brothers, they are like apples and oranges.

These restaurants are apples and oranges, so we cannot compare them.

Origin of Apples and oranges

The idea of this metaphor came from the difference of apples and oysters, which was first recorded in John Ray's proverb collection of 1670.


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out of earshot (of somebody/something)
Too far away to be able to hear the sound
I was out of earshot and could not know what they were talking.