On a par

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Related to On a par: come off, in line with, pick up the slack, give rise to, come to fruition, To Say the Least
on a level; in the same condition, circumstances, position, rank, etc.; as, their pretensions are on a par; his ability is on a par with his ambition.

See also: Par

References in classic literature ?
We must accept the capitalistic stage in social evolution as about on a par with the earlier monkey stage.
Ah, to be sure, man," said the farrier, who began to feel that he had not been quite on a par with himself and the occasion.
So Martin thought, and he thought further, till it dawned upon him that the difference between these lawyers, officers, business men, and bank cashiers he had met and the members of the working class he had known was on a par with the difference in the food they ate, clothes they wore, neighborhoods in which they lived.
In this respect the House was much on a par with the Country; which did very often disinherit its sons for suggesting improvements in laws and customs that had long been highly objectionable, but were only the more respectable.
The pity was that her gratitude put her, in the law's eyes and the world's, on a par with her abominable husband.
It was all on a par with her Baden-Powell and the long 38 Colt's.