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poor relation

something or someone similar to but less important than another thing or person, and that people do not consider equally valuable (同类中)略逊一筹的事物(或人);不受青睐的事物(或人) The air force and navy were modernised but the army, very much the poor relation, was not. 空军和海军都已实现了现代化,而陆军却相形见绌。 People of little importanceThings of little importance
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