be as nothing to

be as nothing (compared) to (someone or something)

To be unimportant or trivial compared to someone or something else. These new pieces are as nothing compared to his groundbreaking early works.
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be as nothing (compared) to

be insignificant in comparison with.
1998 Oldie Believe me, being pronounced anathema is as nothing compared to the earful you get from a liberal who considers himself insufficiently appreciated.
See also: nothing
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