under par

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of under par

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

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

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

  3. : 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

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

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

par play
  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

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

  3. : 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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