pale by comparison

pale by comparison

To seem less impressive when compared to someone or something else. All of my siblings are surgeons, so my art career always pales by comparison.
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pale by comparison

 and pale in comparison
Fig. to appear to be deficient in comparison to something else. My work pales by comparison with yours. You are a real pro.
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Your recent articles on immigration have been excellent, but if the government grabs control of our food supply, issues such as immigration will pale by comparison.
Beads, doubloons, and trinkets galore tossed from ornate floats by festooned and costumed people made most other parades pale by comparison.
Compared to this, the other unique items in the cabin pale by comparison, though they point toward how Lincoln will differentiate its products from its less costly kin.
Resembling a raised indoor swimming pool with some two dozen movable parts spread out across its shimmering Plexiglas surface, the thirty-year-old "variable" sculpture radiated a visual audacity that made much of the current work around it pale by comparison.
Ultimately though, the inadequacies of the volume as a state-of-the-art scholarly edition pale by comparison to the significant achievement that its long-awaited completion represents.
As the wireless enterprise becomes a reality, productivity gains will make today's numbers pale by comparison.
Jabber's accomplishments to date have been extraordinary by any measure, but, in my view, pale by comparison to the potential that may lie ahead.
The result is the smoothest, cleanest gin ever produced, sure to make most vodkas pale by comparison," says Desmond Payne, Beefeater's master distiller.