under (someone's or something's) shadow(redirected from under (someone or something's) shadow)
under (someone's or something's) shadow
1. Given less attention or thought of as less notable, important, or successful compared to someone else. He's been struggling to get out from under his father's shadow during his political career.
2. Living with the constant fear, anxiety, or painful memory of something. Residents have had to live under the war's shadow for nearly a decade now.
See also: shadow
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