Oops, watch out. You might be erroneously using at par with when you actually mean on a par with.
On (a) par with: equal in importance or quality to or on an equal level with something or someone.
- The new version of the software is on a par with the old one. [= is as good as the old one]
- This home cooking is on a par with the best in the world.
- His new book is on par with his best sellers.
At par: referring to the original value of a share in a company. Use at par only when referring to company shares.
- Redeem the shares at par.
- A bond selling at par is priced at 100% of face value.
Above par: better than is usual or expected.
- Our meal was above par.
Below/under par: worse than is usual or expected.
- Poor nutrition can leave you feeling below par.
Up to par: at an expected or usual level or quality.
- His course work is not up to par.
- She’s not feeling up to par.
Par for the course: what is normal or expected in any given circumstances: given the high standards of the food, the prices seem par for the course.
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