put/leave sb in the shade Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

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

"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 ​seemimportant or ​worth very much: Although I ​thought I'd done well, my sister's ​examresults put mine in the shade.
(Definition of put/leave sb in the shade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “put/leave sb in the shade”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使黯然失色,使相形见绌…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使黯然失色,使相形見絀…
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