pale in comparison

pale in comparison

To be or seem less important, impressive, or otherwise deficient when compared to someone or something else. The film was enjoyable, but it pales in comparison to the original. Though that issue is indeed serious, it pales in comparison with the threat of drug abuse that is tearing the country apart.
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However, both pale in comparison to the massive and intricately detailed 7,541-piece Millennium Falcon set.
But on average, smart TVs and tablets pale in comparison with the pervasiveness of smartphones; even this group's lowest-ranked market, Cleveland (66%), has a penetration rate higher than that of the most digitally savvy cities for the other two devices.
But a set full of new songs that pale in comparison to the classic material made for an uneven show.
Premiering on 29th May at 8 pm KSA / 9 pm UAE, on National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD), Known Universe: Blowing up the Universe captures and deconstructs some of the biggest explosions in the universe with impressive computer generated imagery (CGI) and slow-motion footage.Our biggest atomic weapons pale in comparison to what would happen if an asteroid ten kilometres wide slammed into Las Vegas.
There are also two wildly different campaigns - the more sneaky Nav'i missions have their moments, but pale in comparison to the gung-ho human missions.
But both pale in comparison with the pink and blue sported by Stade Francais in their Heineken Cup rugby tie with Ulster (right).
The times when she has been irresponsible (and made us worried or angry) pale in comparison to what I as a teen put my folks through.
The 9.4% increase in the water and sewer rate enacted by the City this year could pale in comparison to next year's rate hike, a top rental housing official has warned.
While these measures are important to the higher ed community, they pale in comparison to issues like the war in Iraq and immigration that are dominating the political agenda in the nation's capital.
While it may pale in comparison to recent earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes, it cut a swath of death and destruction of unparallel proportions along Long Island and into New England.
This great poet had no flair for the dramatic when it came to his own experiences, and the specifics of events pale in comparison to the images created by his poetry.
But according to consultant Donald Light of Celent Communications, those investigations could pale in comparison with the potential consequences should the FBI pursue criminal convictions, particularly given the old saw that no financial services firm has ever survived criminal indictment.
"It is ironic that these allegations now pale in comparison with the scams the Russian Government itself employed to nationalize Yukos."
Net foreign direct investment hit $29 billion in 2003, up 16% from 1994, although both figures pale in comparison to the $79 billion invested in Latin America in 1999 alone, when foreign banks, telecommunications and energy companies bought assets across the hemisphere.
But those rates pale in comparison to rates in the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, where premiums are reported to have soared 250 per cent, among the highest in the country--in part, because of the fire that leveled the 247-year-old wooden St.