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uhn duh ruh chee ver

  • n  a student who does not perform as well as expected or as well as the IQ indicates

  • Not exactly an underachiever, but Shulman has set himself the challenge of becoming the first Rabbi ever to serve in Congress and the first blind congressman since 1935.
  • And yet, because success was never enough among those brothers, Ted Kennedy cast the shadow of an underachiever.
  • Bart Simpson is an underachiever "and proud of it," as a million T shirts read, back when The Simpsons began its run on Fox and he was the first fad of the '90s.

  • Karrie Webb in USA Today
    Webb called Durdin "the biggest underachiever in Australian golf."
  • Stewart Cink in ESPN
    I always said that I felt like an underachiever, for years and years,Cink said. "I felt like I had a lot of game, that I played well, but never really had the number of wins to show for it that I felt like I had a chance to grab a hold of....
  • JaMarcus Russell in NBC Bay Area
    The only team with any interest in Russell, the New York Jets, told the New York Daily News that they are "no longer interested in the career underachiever."

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