put (someone or something) in the shade

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Definition of 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.

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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 3 Aug. 2021.

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