Patricia Murphy on the qualities needed and how the top names, from Rob Portman to Kelly Ayotte, stack up.
It will have to stack up against everything else the medium has to offer.
They have already heard too many explanations for British involvement in the country and none of them stack up.
How would you stack up Amy Pond against her most recent predecessors, i.e., Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, and Donna Noble?
How did that stack up with the rest of the country—and states led by governors now running for president, or likely to do so?
He flipped through the first five pages, then squared the stack up again.
How will he stack up if that bunch goes to his ranch on the Turkey?
Leastways, when it comes to brains, I reckon they'll stack up better'n them Portygees you used to have.
Just stack up your pile alongside of that and then trot out your snakelet.'
And you've found out what it is to stack up against the Giants.
c.1300, "pile, heap, or group of things," from Old Norse stakkr "haystack" (cf. Danish stak, Swedish stack "heap, stack"), from Proto-Germanic *stakkoz, from PIE *stognos- (cf. Old Church Slavonic stogu "heap," Russian stog "haystack," Lithuanian stokas "pillar"), from root *steg- "pole, stick" (see stake (n.)). Meaning "set of shelves on which books are set out" is from 1879. Used of the chimneys of factories, locomotives, etc., since 1825.