Of lower quality than or inferior to someone or something else, especially that of the expected norm.
This waiter is really a cut below what I would expect from this restaurant.
Your essay was a cut below, honestly. That’s why it didn’t win the contest.
I haven’t been that impressed with any of the candidates for the sales position—they’ve just been a cut below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘a cut below’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘a cut below’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.