I feel resentful, especially since it's the man who bring in the money; and even if Bill were the school principal, he wouldn't come close.
● Read more here: I found this via Glenn Sacks. (June 17, 2008 Family secrets: I wish I had married for money, not love.)
I searched for Come Close and this is the result:
Definition of come close
1 : to almost do something We didn't win, but we came close. —often + to The band came very close to breaking up.We came close to winning the championship this season.
2 : to be similar to something or as good as expected She said they taste just like real hot dogs, but they don't even come close (to the real thing).
But there's still a little nagging doubt at the back of my mind. I wonder if it means:
"Bill wouldn't earn nearly as much money as her friend's husband; even if he became head teacher & got the job."
"Bill will never come close to get promotion."