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fade into insignificance

To begin to seem unimportant when compared to something else. My good grades faded into insignificance once my sister got home with news that she would be the lead in the school play.
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Sandra Camwell Keresley Let's see an expose on unpaid taxes FOLLOWING your expose of alleged benefit fraud costing the country over PS2 billion a year, this fades into insignificance when we consider that the rich owe over PS120 billion in unpaid taxes.
The mirror is her most prized possession, but as the story progresses, it fades into insignificance.
Now all that fades into insignificance as Stewart Lee handles 'the big one', spending half an hour entertaining the audience at Stoke Newington's Mildmay Club with his thoughts on death.
This all quickly fades into insignificance though as soon as I manage to spot the sloth I am looking for, it's a really great moment that immediately makes everything worthwhile.
But this all quickly fades into insignificance as soon as I manage to spot the sloth I'm looking for.
Rereading them now, I am struck at how the middle class smugness fades into insignificance as the story takes its grip.
And the 33 years Beatrix has been monarch fades into insignificance with the 60-plus years that our own Queen has served in the Buck House maximum security prison.
Destiny of the younger generation fades into insignificance as pensioners work in Government.
Beside the pictures of war and famine, the coup that ousted the democratically elected President, Amadou Toumani Toure, fades into insignificance.
I am confident the carbon footprint of our farm fades into insignificance alongside the hundreds of transatlantic journeys undertaken by Sir Paul over the years.
But all this strife fades into insignificance when Kim is kidnapped.
It adds a few pounds to the cost of a policy, but this fades into insignificance against the potential loss of a 65% discount on a premium of several hundred pounds.
This is an encouraging figure but remains insufficient for the Commission and largely fades into insignificance when set against the media furore over the Chinese invasion' and the closure of factories in Europe.
From outside, it's the last place you'd expect to find the exotic, but while El Barrio isn't exactly the Copacabana, the maroon Artex fades into insignificance when you hear the Latin beat.
Once you're inside, though, that fades into insignificance thanks to the smart red brick walls and chalk boards of the ground floor as well as the pretty canvas prints and comfy-looking low leather chairs at the handful of tables.