in the shadow of

idiom

1
: very close to
a town located in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains
2
: in a position of being unnoticed because all the attention is given to someone else
She grew up in the shadow of her very popular sister.

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“In the shadow of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20shadow%20of. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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