put (someone or something) in the shade


chiefly British, informal
: to be much better than (someone or something)
Their performance really put ours in the shade.

Examples of put (someone or something) in the shade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both German companies have been put in the shade by Nike, whose shares hit an all-time high in December after the athletic wear company reported another set of stellar quarterly results. Adrian Croft, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2021

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“Put (someone or something) in the shade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20in%20the%20shade. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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