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put/leave sb in the shade

to be so good that another person or thing does not seem important or worth very much: Although I thought I'd done well, my sister's exam results put mine in the shade.
Translations of “put/leave sb in the shade”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使黯然失色,使相形見絀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使黯然失色,使相形见绌…
(Definition of put/leave sb in the shade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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