Translation of "poor relation" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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

The air force and navy were modernized 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。

(Translation of “poor relation” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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