put (someone or something) to shame


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

Examples of put (someone or something) to shame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Right about now, the super generation of Monarch butterflies that hatched earlier this summer at Ladew Topiary Gardens is embarking on a gluttonous nectar binge that would put to shame the notorious banquets of ancient Rome. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 18 Aug. 2023 Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors? Yaa Bofah, Good Housekeeping, 9 Jan. 2023 His personal courage and blunt rhetoric put to shame the moral minnows who cynically and foolishly criticize his dress, manner, history, and aims. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 24 Dec. 2022 The performance and efficiency of the A15 E-cores also put to shame the rest of the pack. Chris Smith, BGR, 5 Oct. 2021

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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 19 Jul. 2024.

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