below par

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below par

  1. (golf) (of a score) Less than par for the hole or course
  2. (idiomatic) Not up to the average or normal standard
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Rickie Lambert's debut goal gives England victory over Scotland (in The Guardian, 14 August 2013)[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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