pale by comparison

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pale by 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 by comparison to the original. Though that issue is indeed serious, it pales by comparison with the threat of drug abuse that is tearing the country apart.
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pale by comparison

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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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The new material paled by comparison but it didn't matter, given the energy of the songs and a hypnotic lighting backdrop.
Sophomore set Ether Song was a rare wonder but follow-ups JackInABox and Dark On Fire paled by comparison. This 34-track compilation - half fan favourites and the other half rarities - still makes an ideal introduction with standout songs such as Painkiller, Red Moon, Over And Over and the sublime Long Distance.