below standard

idiom

: not good enough
His work is below standard.

Examples of below standard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Credit card companies earn money from interest when customers carry a balance, but most BNPL providers charge fees far below standard credit card APRs. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2024 Prime Day Apple deals reliably bring some of the best prices of the year to Apple products because Amazon marks them down well below standard retail pricing — and AirPods are no exception. Heath Owens, Good Housekeeping, 2 June 2022 The water pressure fell below standard when the plant lost power, requiring the city to enact the notice per state statutes, Sargis said. Angie Dimichele, sun-sentinel.com, 16 June 2021 Hekker acknowledged that his performance last season was below standard. Gary Klein Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021 Students scored lowest for reading and writing, on which about 40% of elementary kids are now scoring below standard. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2020

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“Below standard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/below%20standard. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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