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low profile

or low posture

a deliberately inconspicuous, modest, or anonymous manner.
Origin of low profile
First recorded in 1970-75
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low-profile, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for low-profile

low profile

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

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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Slang definitions & phrases for low-profile

low profile


: a low-profile discreetness

noun phrase

Inconspicuousness; recessiveness; modesty: He thought he'd do better with a low profile the first year or so (1960s+)

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keep a low profile

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with low-profile

low profile

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