Pale beside/next to something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
pale beside/next to something
pale beside someone or something
Fig. to appear to be weak or unimportant when compared to someone or something. He is competent, but he pales beside Fran. My meager effort pales beside your masterpiece.
ˈpale beside/next to something,
ˈpale in/by comparison (with/to something),
ˈpale into insignificance seem less important when compared with something else: Last year’s riots pale in comparison with this latest outburst of violence.