somebody/something can’t compete with somebody/something
From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsomebody/something can’t compete with somebody/somethingsomebody/something can’t compete with somebody/somethingWORSEto not be as interesting, attractive etc as someone or something elseMelinda was plain and knew she couldn’t compete with her sister where boys were concerned. →compete
Examples from the Corpus
somebody/something can’t compete with somebody/something• Melinda knew she couldn't compete with her sister when it came to boys.