Also, under par. Not up to the average, normal, or desired standard. For example, I am feeling below par today, but I'm sure I'll recover by tomorrow. This term employs par in the sense of “an average amount or quality,” a usage dating from the late 1700s.
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However, the Air Force is so strapped for people that the ratio has dropped below even that reduced level.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Not quite, but at one point the temperature registered 29 below zero, with 21 inches of snow.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When I saw the fire in the restaurant, I ran down to the floor below, where I was trapped between flames above and below.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Although major presses covered below news since last night, not many people is interested in their threat,” wrote Hwang.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An IQ below 70 generally indicates someone with intellectual disability (ID).How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before the spinet a bench was placed about four feet below the keys, and I was put upon the bench.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
I have drawn a Line between the figures at the extream changes, that next below the Line is the extream.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
The intellectual temperament finds voice in many great expressions, which are very Dante and also very Thomas, as Par.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
D'o l'on peut aussy veoir, quelle esperance il y a de planter une belle chrestient par tels evangelistes.