notch below(redirected from a 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.