pale by comparison

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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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This, too, is an electrifyingly unnerving number, but it pales by comparison with the $80 billion that chronic gamblers are supposedly costing the American government each year, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Making a whole bunch of money as a tax attorney pales by comparison.
But this impressive litany of duties pales by comparison to Joseph's informal job of helping people sell their homes.
While $22 million is hardly chicken feed, it pales by comparison with NYSE's furloughed chief Richard Grasso, whose Croesian compensation package--$187.
And maybe "Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco" (alternate title: "I Left My Heartworm in San Francisco") will make some money at the box office, but it pales by comparison to the magical barnyard fable from Down Under.