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under par

Below average; not as good as desired, required, or expected. This essay you turned in on Friday is really under par, Stevens. Has something been distracting you from your studies recently? Our food was rather uninteresting, and the service was really under par. I honestly don't understand why this restaurant is so popular! I'm feeling a bit under par this morning, boss. I don't think I can make it in to work today!
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So much for taking advantage of his prodigious length on the hole, which Woods had played in 6 under par in four other Masters appearances.
Among Els' closest challengers, only Love, who played the three holes in 1 under par, gained any momentum heading into the wind tunnel that was the rest of the back nine.
In the face of this, he attributed his solid round to patience and perseverance, which was rewarded when ``boom, boom, boom - I've made three birdies and I'm under par.