notch below

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notch below

Not as good as something else in the same category. Joanne is a good author, but her books are a notch below best-sellers in the same genre.
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notch below (someone or something)

Fig. a little lower in quality than someone or something. I believe that this wine is a notch below the one we had with the fish.
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Sweeney's debut: Brian Sweeney, who began his third season in the California League earlier this season, was pitching a notch below the majors Wednesday night in Omaha, Neb.
High Desert was the Diamondbacks' most advanced minor-league franchise in 1997, which meant Double-A and Triple-A quality talent like Cameron and Cal League Most Valuable Player Mike Stoner played at least a notch below their talent level.