under par

idiom

: worse than expected : not very good
Our meal was under par.
I'm feeling a little under par.

Examples of under par in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 132 player field does not include Jon Rahm, who won the event in 2022 at -17 under par, and finished 2nd last year at -21 under - three shots behind Finau. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Book the lodge’s four-night Where The Pros Play package to receive a complimentary round and see how your game measures up against Jon Rahm, who shot six under par to win the ’21 Open. Katie Sweeney, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 There were 58 players under par on the North and 31 players under par on the South. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Jan. 2024 Office utilization rates are still largely under par at 31% across all U.S. business sectors, down from the 64% average in 2019, per CBRE’s 2023–2024 Global Workplace & Occupancy Insights report. Jane Thier, Fortune, 4 Jan. 2024 Sophomore Isabella Piazza has been a key factor, consistently scoring under par. Benjamin Yates, The Arizona Republic, 10 Sep. 2023 Nicholas shoots a 72-hole total of 10-under 274, the most under par in the 52-year history of the event. 2003 — Beth Daniel becomes the oldest winner in LPGA Tour history, birdieing the final two holes to beat Juli Inkster by a stroke in the Canadian Women’s Open. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2023 Nine holes into his round, which had started on the 10th hole, a packed grandstand politely applauded when Fowler made a birdie putt to tie for the tournament lead at three under par. Bill Pennington, New York Times, 15 June 2023 For the second round, Bayleigh scored 25 points for nine holes, and for the last hole, Bayleigh came within inches of an eagle (getting the ball in the hole in two strokes under par) — extraordinary feats for someone who began playing six months ago but had practiced less than 50 hours combined. Lyric Li, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023

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“Under par.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20par. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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