Recent Examples of underachiever from the Web
Atletico Madrid A decade ago, Atletico Madrid were Spanish football's greatest underachievers.
David Beaty was a position coach at a historical underachiever when hired, some combination of KU's sorry state and diminished salary available because of previous coaches' buyouts limiting the candidates.
Williams knows, too, the Aggies are thought of as underachievers based on missing the NCAA Tournament altogether last year and having to sweat out the last couple of weeks of the regular season this time around.
Bortles -- a notorious underachiever since being the No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft -- was the first quarterback in nearly two decades to rush for more yards (88) than pass (87) in the victory.
But this year, the Pacers are viewed as overachievers instead of underachievers, led by Victor Oladipo’s stellar play.
Carla Bruni makes the standard multi-hyphenate model look like an underachiever.
Jeff, too, is dragged down that path, transforming from a sweet underachiever (who once had scurvy) to a vengeful husk — and then back again.
Coates, once a brilliant underachiever, used his first book to hone the craft of putting the lives of black folks into context.
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UNDERACHIEVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of underachiever for English Language Learners
: someone (such as a student or athlete) who does not perform as well or work as hard as he or she can
medical Definition of underachiever
underachieve\-ˈchēv\ intransitive verb underachieved; underachieving
underachievementplay \-mənt\ noun
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