Does the expression "put something in the shadow" exist? If it does, it's another way of saying "overshadow something."
I had never heard it until reading it on the back of a law textbook today. I don't remember the exact sentence, but it read something like, "This textbook puts all the other ones on this subject matter in the shadow." The guy who wrote it had a German name, so I'm thinking he's mother tongue is not English and he translated the German expression "etwas in den Schatten stellen" literally into English.