sell somebody short
sell (someone, something, or oneself) short
To undervalue someone, something, or oneself; to underestimate or underappreciate the good qualities of someone, something, or oneself. Often used in negative constructions. Don't sell yourself short—your writing is really excellent! I know you don't like their pitcher, but you shouldn't sell him short. He's actually got some of the best stats in the league. I think they're selling this short. It's actually an incredibly good deal!
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sell somebody ˈshortcheat somebody by giving them less than they have paid for: He sold us short! We paid for five kilos of mushrooms and only got four!
sell yourself/somebody/something ˈshortdescribe yourself/somebody/something as being less good, valuable, etc. than you, etc. really are: Don’t sell yourself short when you go for an interview. ♢ It was a great idea, but you sold it short.
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- sell (someone, something, or oneself) short
- sell short
- sell someone or something short
- sell someone short
- sell yourself short
- sell yourself/somebody/something short
- leave (someone, something, or oneself) (wide) open for (something)
- leave oneself wide open for
- leave open
- leave (someone, something, or oneself) (wide) open to (something)