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be below par
To be below average; to be not as good as desired, required, or expected. This essay you turned in on Friday is really below par. Has something been distracting you from your studies recently? Our food was rather uninteresting, and the service was really below par. I honestly don't understand why this restaurant is so popular!
be below/under ˈpar less well, good, etc. than is usual or expected: I’ve been feeling rather below par recently — I think it’s time I took a break. ♢ His performance at the concert was well under par.
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If results are poor and performances are below par
you are going to take some stick for it," Cleverley said.