Pound-for-pound meaning

Pertaining to how any two things compare when bearing in mind their real or relative, figurative weight.

A tin of tomatoes weighing 250 g and costing $2.50 is more expensive, pound-for-pound, than one weighing 500 g and costing $4 (as the former costs $1.00 per 100 g and the latter $0.80 per 100 g).

My gal is pound for pound sweeter than chocolate.

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(sports, boxing) A comparison of fighters' (usually boxers) skill levels, regardless of what weight class they are in.

Sugar Ray Robinson is pound for pound the best boxer ever.

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Alternative spelling of pound-for-pound.
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