under par

Definition of under par

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

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

  1. :  the established value of the monetary unit of one country expressed in terms of the monetary unit of another country using the same metal as the standard of value

    :  the face amount of an instrument of value (as a check or note): such as

    :  the monetary value assigned to each share of stock in the charter of a corporation

  1. :  to score par on (a hole)


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