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low profile

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noun
  1. a deliberately inconspicuous, modest, or anonymous manner.
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Origin of low profile

First recorded in 1970–75
Related formslow-pro·file, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for low-profile

low profile

noun
    1. a position or attitude characterized by a deliberate avoidance of prominence or publicity
    2. (as modifier)a low-profile approach
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adjective low-profile
  1. (of a tyre) wide in relation to its height
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Word Origin and History for low-profile

adj.

1957, in reference to automobile wheels, from low (adj.) + profile (n.). General sense by 1970, American English, in reference to Nixon Administration policy of partial U.S. disengagement from burdensome commitments abroad.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with low-profile

low profile

see keep a low profile.

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