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  • n  poorer than expected performance (poorer than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)

  • After decades of slumbering underachievement, the Bear is back.
  • He didn't like what he saw: arrogance, inconsistency, underachievement.
  • Clinicians look for behavior patterns that extend back into childhood and include a history of distractibility, disorganization, underachievement and, often, complaints of laziness .
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  • 'Big boss' Keshi oversees Nigeria's big turnaround
    JOHANNESBURG — Big-framed and with a strong character to go with it, Stephen Keshi was the man Nigeria needed to overcome two decades of underachievement and send it back to the Confederations Cup as African champion. Despite regularly exporting talent to the major European leagues over the last 10 years, Nigeria had failed to match the great expectations of millions of fans in Africa's most ...
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Sally Hunt in Ekklesia
    Education holds the key to improving social mobility, tackling poverty and extending opportunity for allsaid UCU's General Secretary Sally Hunt, "Educational underachievement already costs our country £18 billion a year and I hope this...
  • Paul Hart in Sportinglife.com
    I'm not looking any further than the end of the season because there's a job to do,said Hart, whose side face Everton in Saturday's early kick-off. "Fourth or fifth from bottom would be great. I'm not about underachievement but it's all...
  • Michael Gove in BBC News
    Shadow children's secretary Michael Gove said: "The simple fact is there are not enough good school places, especially in the most deprived parts of the country. As a result, we are condemning many children to a life of underachievement and...

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