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pale in comparison

(also pale beside sth/sb)
to seem much less serious or important when compared with someone or something else: I thought I was badly treated but my experiences pale in comparison with yours.
Translations of “pale in comparison”
in Chinese (Traditional) 相形見絀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相形见绌…
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