pale by comparison

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pale by comparison

To seem flawed or deficient 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.
See also: comparison, pale