相形见绌 [xiāng xíng jiàn chù]1. be inferior by [upon] comparison; appear deficient in comparison; be effaced by the presence of a superior; be pale before [besides; by the side of]; be outshone; can not hold a candle to (sb.); fail to secure a leading place; When compared with others, it looks very poor.; lose [suffer] by comparison; make ... seem pallid by comparison; overshadow; pale by [in] comparison; pale into insignificance by comparison; Placed side by side with the other, this is conspicuous by its inferiority.; prove definitely inferior; take the shine out of; The one pales beside the other.; the one throws the other into the shade, when placed alongside.; throw into comparative obscurity
pale by comparison
2012届高考英语词组及搭配复习 ... take pains 尽力，费苦心，耐心 pale by comparison 相形见绌 as flat as a pancake 非常平坦 ...
... ．如果希巴女皇住在气窗对面的公寓里，德拉总会有一天把头发悬在窗外去晾干，只是为了使那位皇后的珠宝和首饰相形见绌（ ch ù）。
相形见绌 (zhuo chu )枷锁束缚 (
inferior by comparison
make seem small in comparison | dwarf make small or insignificant | make small or insignificant | dwarf
put sb to shame | put to shame
dwarf other athletes
The old car suffers by comparison.
Everything pales next to you
She dwarfed all her rivals in athletic ability.
This may sound impressive in absolute terms, but it pales by comparison with more than $7 trillion of Japanese bonds and some $22 trillion American bonds.
The Sun bent light from distant stars to a focal point where one million-fold magnifications should be possible, dwarfing the abilities of the most powerful telescopes.
【拼音】xiāng xíng jiàn chù 指和同类的事物相比较，显出不足。出自清·吴趼人《二十年目睹之怪现状》第九十回。