pale beside/next to something

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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.
See also: beside, pale

ˈpale beside/next to something

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ˈpale in/by comparison (with/to something)

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ˈpale into insignificance

seem less important when compared with something else: Last year’s riots pale in comparison with this latest outburst of violence.
See also: beside, next, pale, something
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Any beatings pale next to the pain inflicted by his mother Paula (Naomie Harris), who is a slave to her drug habit.
Fame has its pressures, but they pale next to the pressures of not earning five or six figures a week.
All the more reason, therefore, for Mr Blatter to face reality now and start negotiating, because the objections to moving the Qatar World Cup to the winter pale next to the risks of doing nothing.
But this will pale next to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, his counterpart with India.
Frenetic action sequences pale next to intimate scenes of the hostages trading bittersweet reminiscences, while McKidd chews furiously on the scenery and the sometimes clumsy dialogue.
Mind you, I bet that his wages pale next to those of Hermann Hreidarsson (pictured).
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To be honest, I suspect it would pale next to the Peugeot 308 Ecomatique which pursues economy and low emissions to almost obsessive levels.
The wince-inducing injuries pale next to the excruciating pain of sitting through Miss March, a puerile and mind-numbing coming-of-age comedy.
Newcomers in the cast pale next to such a formidable, eye-catching performance, particularly in the heart-wrenching final act when Walt proves that love has no limits.
Newcomers Vang and Her pale next to such a formidable, eye-catching performance, particularly in the heart-wrenching final act when Walt proves the love has no limits.
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MADJID Bougherra insists he can handle the demands of life at Rangers - as they pale next to the pressure at home.
But it will pale next to the sacrifices being made by our troops and their families in service to our country.
The delays in getting paid the $600 attorneys get for defending felony criminal cases and the $700 attorneys get in dependency cases pale next to the real tragedy of law libraries that have been closed across the state because the locally generated filing fees they subsisted upon are now gobbled up by big government in Tallahassee and parceled out to the bureaucrats of JAC.