in the shadow of (someone or something)(redirected from in the shadow of)
in the shadow of (someone or something)
1. Given less attention or considered as less notable, important, or successful compared to someone else. He's been in the shadow of his father for his entire political career.
2. Living with the constant fear, anxiety, or painful memory of something. Residents have had to live in the shadow of the war for nearly a decade now.
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in/under the ˈshadow of
1 very close to: The new market is in the shadow of the City Hall.
2 when you say that somebody is in/under the shadow of another person, you mean that they do not receive as much attention as that person: Most of her childhood had been spent in the shadow of her elder sister.
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