pale imitation

noun

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: an inferior version The remake of the movie was a pale imitation of the original.

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“Pale imitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pale%20imitation. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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