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candle

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candle/ˈkændl̟/noun
pluralcandles
candle
/ˈkændl̟/
noun
pluralcandles
Learner's definition of CANDLE  
[count]
: wax that has been formed into a stick or another shape and has a string in the middle that can be burned

burn the candle at both ends

— see 1burn

hold a candle to

: to be on the same level as or as good as (something or someone) — used in negative statements

not worth the candle

chiefly British, old-fashioned
: not worth the necessary effort, cost, or trouble
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