in the shadow of (someone or something)

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in the shadow of (someone or something)

1. Given less attention or though of as less notable, important, or successful compared to someone else. He's been sin 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.
See also: of, shadow