pale into insignificance

pale into insignificance

To diminish or lessen in significance, importance, impact, or value, especially over time or compared to something else. The horrible tensions and violence that used to grip this city have started to pale into insignificance as we continue this period of peace and prosperity. I've found a bit of success with my work, but it pales into insignificance compared to eternal works of the writers who inspired me.
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pale into insignificance

lose importance or value.
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Here's how much you can save at Aldi compared to Asda "All savings pale into insignificance at the pizza counter.
We all think we have problems but they pale into insignificance as compared to little Tilly's ongoing ordeal, but she comes across as quiet philosophical to utter the words "as long as I have my brothers and sisters to make me laugh I'll be fine.
Although both teams will be wanting to win for various reasons, at the end of the day the result will probably pale into insignificance.
By comparison Cameron's failures pale into insignificance.
Indeed, with the Candystripes preparing for an FAI Cup Final in the Aviva Stadium against St Patrick's Athletic in two weeks time, tonight's game will pale into insignificance - but not for Derry boss Peter Hutton.
THE Group 2 Juddmonte Beresford Stakes tops the bill at the Curragh today with Aidan O'Brien attempting to equal Vincent O'Brien's record of 14 wins in the mile event for two-year-olds, but for many young riders the serious business of the day will pale into insignificance as they get the opportunity to display their talents during the afternoon.
The few jobs Aldi will will pale into insignificance when you consider the that will be lost After committee members agreed to hear all speaKers, they were told the store's design was had an "inappropriate retail parK aesthetic" for a conservation area.
MUGGINGS, robberies, rapes and murders pale into insignificance when cops go on an undercover sting to catch a barman who serves one roll instead of two.
That is 6,000 times the annual GDP of France and makes the EU debt crisis pale into insignificance.
The one-off cost of creating the local equivalent of the Greater London (General Purposes) Act 1974 would pale into insignificance in terms of the on-going cost savings from fewer kerb and pavement repairs.
As to the so called omnishambles, while the coalition has been rightly condemned for its failures they pale into insignificance with that of the Labour Party - taxes on pasties etc.
Because an event like this puts sport into perspective, a game of football really does pale into insignificance when something so incredibly sad like this happens.
Oddly, these pale into insignificance next to the front half - made from 750g Canadian Ammolite, the oldest rock in the world at 75 million years, the Daily Mail reported.
While the challenge was an immense test we continually reminded ourselves our endeavours pale into insignificance compared to the sacrifices servicemen and others like them have made during recent years.
Mind you, the prices below pale into insignificance compared to what you'd get from scrappage.