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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.
See also: fade, insignificance
References in classic literature ?
They looked at one another questioningly, for here was a sound so hideous that their own frightful din faded into insignificance beside it.
5 4 WAYNE ROUTLEDGE Once drove past Darmian but that was the sole extent of his impact as his performance faded into insignificance before being hooked at half-time.
Their return to the Champions League proved painfully shortlived and two promising domestic cup runs faded into insignificance when Rodgers' side delivered such a woeful display in the FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa at Wembley.
Had things gone to plan and Williamson faded into insignificance last year, Newcastle United's defensive plan would be moving into phase two or three by now.
4 WILFRIED ZAHA A bright first few minutes with a shot and some trickery but then faded into insignificance before being hooked at halftime for Daehli.
And although the whaling industry soon faded into insignificance, many of the whalers remained behind, forging vibrant mixed-descent communities that survived into the twentieth century.
The world that once took some notice of him is so far off in the past that he has faded into insignificance.
But such paperwork faded into insignificance when the food was served because it's safe to say our meals were two of the best we've had anywhere.
My problem faded into insignificance in comparison.
Trips home from Leyton Orient, Wolves, Hillsborough, Wembley faded into insignificance.
THERE was a commentator, recently, who said that newspapers and radio faded into insignificance when it comes to covering the war.
He said the fate of his new film Ghost Ship - slammed by some critics - faded into insignificance compared to the current turmoil in the world.
But even the eccentricities of the stars faded into insignificance when jeweller Ludwig Konig showed his thanks for a short back and sides.
I will say not all of the time, no, not nagging, some of the time it is just a dull ache, though I am not one to complain, and some of the time it seems to abate altogether, though that is probably because it has faded into insignificance alongside thesetwinges in the side.