put somebody/something in the shade
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 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 (someone or 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