put (someone or something) to shame

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Definition of put (someone or something) to shame

: to be much better than (someone or something) Her art project put mine to shame.

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“Put (someone or something) to shame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20to%20shame. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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