sell someone or something 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 someone or something shortfail to recognize or state the true value of someone or something.
1998 Times Mr Ashdown may secure his seat in the Cabinet, but he will have bought it by selling liberal principles short.
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- sell (someone, something, or oneself) short
- sell short
- sell somebody 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 yourself wide open to something
- leave (someone, something, or oneself) (wide) open to (something)