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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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Today, our party in Lagos State is fading into insignificance.
Once a fish starts to feed, the angler becomes totally engrossed in trying to catch it and that demands profound thought, brain and brawn - all else fading into insignificance.
However, the fresh legs for Slavia made little immediate difference to a match which was fast fading into insignificance.