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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.
Synonyms
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
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