Translation of "poor relation" - English-Traditional 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. 空軍和海軍都已實現了現代化,而陸軍卻相形見絀。

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

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