lowball lowball

Definition(s):

  • (v) make a deliberately low estimate

Usage(s):

  1. When the rest of us bother to guess, we usually lowball what's in a meal by as much as 45%.
  2. The Spirit and Opportunity rovers bounced down on Mars in 2004 with a similar lowball goal of just 90 days of operational life.
  3. Thu says he suspects some Chinese companies have won construction contracts by submitting lowball bids, which could mean they are cutting corners, threatening quality and safety.

News

Quotes

  1. "It is wrong for any government to make a lowball offer, then respond to an owner's righteous refusal by taking the land," Perry said. "The government owes land owners a genuine good-faith negotiation, not a land grab."
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Rick Perry Source: Bizjournals.com

  2. "The minister stuck to the lowball $175-million security number long past a time when every other knowledgeable person said it was completely unrealistic," said NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston. "In order to take the heat off, they agreed to...
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Bruce Ralston Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "I haven't been able to drive the ball," said Overbay, who suffered a broken right hand June 3rd after getting hit by a pitch from Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks. "I feel like I'm a lowball hitter and to not be able to drive that ball...
    on Aug 29, 2005 By: Lyle Overbay Source: 940 News

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