a cut below

a cut below


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)

What does the idiom ‘a cut below’ mean?

The idiom a cut below means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘a cut below’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘a cut below’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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