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above (or below or under) par

Definition of above or below or under par in English:

Better (or worse) than is usual or expected: poor nutrition can leave you feeling below par
More example sentences
  • The sauce, which as you would expect is the key, is invariably under par.
  • It will strike when its host suffers from a wound such as a small cut, a minor ailment such as a cold, or when the immune system is under par.
  • With the loss of some key players, the team looked distinctly under par.
substandard, inferior, not up to standard, not up to scratch, under par, below average, lacking, wanting, second-rate, mediocre, middling, poor, bad, inadequate, unsatisfactory, uninspired, undistinguished
informal not up to snuff
North American informal bush-league
slightly unwell, not (very) well, not oneself, not in good shape, out of sorts;
unhealthy, unfit, washed out, run down, tired, fatigued, peaky, liverish;
sick, queasy, nauseous;
British  off, off colour
informal under the weather, not up to snuff, funny, peculiar, crummy, lousy, rough
British informal ropy, grotty
Scottish informal wabbit
Australian/New Zealand informal crook
dated seedy, queer
See parent entry: par
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