below par

1 their performances have been below par: SUBSTANDARD, inferior, not up to scratch, under par, below average, second-rate, mediocre, poor, undistinguished; informal not up to snuff; N. Amer. informal bush-league.
2 I'm feeling below par: SLIGHTLY UNWELL, not (very) well, not oneself, out of sorts; ill, unwell, poorly, washed out, run down, peaky; Brit. off (colour); informal under the weather, not up to snuff, lousy, rough; Brit. informal ropy, grotty; Austral./NZ informal crook; dated queer.
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below par
1. At a discount, or at less than the nominal value
2. Out of sorts, not particularly good in health, spirits, etc
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below par (also under par)
: worse than expected : not very good :bad

Our meal was below par. [=subpar]

I'm feeling a little below par.

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below/under ˈpar idiom
less well, good, etc. than is usual or expected

I may take tomorrow off if I'm still feeling under par.

Teaching in some subjects has been well below par.

Main entry:paridiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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