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Related to paling: palling
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.
pale into insignificance
To diminish or lessen in significance, importance, impact, or value, especially over time or compared to something else. The horrible tensions and violence that used to grip this city have started to pale into insignificance as we continue this period of peace and prosperity. I've found a bit of success with my work, but it pales into insignificance compared to eternal works of the writers who inspired me.
pale by comparisonand 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.