pale by comparison

pale by comparison

 and pale in comparison
Fig. to appear to be deficient in comparison to something else. My work pales by comparison with yours. You are a real pro.
See also: comparison, pale

pale by/in comparison

to seem less serious or less important when compared with something else (often + with ) I thought I was badly treated but my experiences pale in comparison with yours.
See fade into insignificance
See also: comparison, pale
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Your recent articles on immigration have been excellent, but if the government grabs control of our food supply, issues such as immigration will pale by comparison.
Beads, doubloons, and trinkets galore tossed from ornate floats by festooned and costumed people made most other parades pale by comparison.
Compared to this, the other unique items in the cabin pale by comparison, though they point toward how Lincoln will differentiate its products from its less costly kin.
31 that makes most New Year's Eve parties pale by comparison.
Resembling a raised indoor swimming pool with some two dozen movable parts spread out across its shimmering Plexiglas surface, the thirty-year-old "variable" sculpture radiated a visual audacity that made much of the current work around it pale by comparison.
The environmental and security risks posed by these vast arsenals make the India-Pakistan nuclear problem pale by comparison.
This view made even my Grand Canyon experience pale by comparison.
Clinical psychologist Rachel Persico's reflections on growing up in Israel pale by comparison, especially since the Ashkenazic discovery of the "equality bluff" is old hat.
Ultimately though, the inadequacies of the volume as a state-of-the-art scholarly edition pale by comparison to the significant achievement that its long-awaited completion represents.
As the wireless enterprise becomes a reality, productivity gains will make today's numbers pale by comparison.
The 52-year-old Santana, whose San Francisco band had hits in 1970 with ``Evil Ways'' and ``Black Magic Woman,'' stole the thunder from the rest of the field, making pop group TLC's seven nominations pale by comparison.
The result is the smoothest, cleanest gin ever produced, sure to make most vodkas pale by comparison," says Desmond Payne, Beefeater's master distiller.