Meaning of “put/leave sb in the shade” in the English Dictionary

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"put/leave sb in the shade" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “put/leave sb in the shade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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