below par

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below par

  1. (golf) (of a score) Less than par for the hole or course (which in golf, means better than par).
  2. (idiomatic) Not up to the average or normal standard.
    • 14 August 2013, Daniel Taylor, “Rickie Lambert's debut goal gives England victory over Scotland”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Steve Gerrard, unusually, had a below-par night, too, even if it was a lovely delivery to set up Welbeck to make it 2-2 with a glancing header.
  3. (of a financial instrument) Having a price below its face value.

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