put (someone or something) in the shade(redirected from put in the shade)
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put (someone or something) in the shade
To make someone or something seem less interesting, important, or remarkable by comparison. I was really proud of my presentation, but Jonathan's put everyone else's in the shade. The fantastic performance by the Ugandan runner put his opponents in the shade.
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put someone/something in the shade
If one person or thing puts another in the shade, they are so impressive that they make the other person or thing seem unimportant or less good by comparison. Such was her beauty that even in her sixties, she managed to put younger women in the shade. The celebrations are so fantastic they would put Mardi Gras in the shade. Note: Shade here means the shadow or darkness produced by blocking the light.
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put somebody/something in the ˈshade(informal) be much better or more successful than somebody/something: The new player really puts the rest of the team in the shade. OPPOSITE: cannot hold a candle to somebody/something
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- put somebody/something in the shade
- put someone/something in the shade
- direct (something) against (someone or something)
- direct against
- not stand still for (something)
- not hold still for (something)
- direct at
- direct (something) at (someone or something)
- absent (oneself) from (someone or something)
- absent oneself from