from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Baseball Of or belonging to a minor league.
- adj. Slang Of inferior or unprofessional quality; second-rate: a bush-league advertising campaign.
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- adj. Minor-league; second-rate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not of the highest quality or sophistication
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No one feels compelled to take credit because this administration is not into a bush-league power trip.
In more rationale times, the support of a bush-league demagogue like Sarah Palin would be akin to the support of Ann Coulter - the kiss of death.
"This Court should not countenance such bush-league tactics," the studio wrote.
And while it's such a feel-good phenomenon that few pause to examine it, the once bush-league strategy has exploded into a high-profile funding source for some of the nation's biggest nonprofits.
I know that the Atlantic is getting to be one of those places that seem to be overly tolerant of bizarre conspiracy theories, but this is bush-league stuff - and easily checked.
Anna might have been a bush-league spy, but she has certainly learned how to be a first-rate self-promoter.
To paraphrase Hemingway on "Huckleberry Finn," all baseball literature comes from one book by Ring Lardner, "You Know Me Al" 1916, the first-person account of the trials and tribulations of a shallow young bush-league braggart.
Well, I don't think it's smart to publicly embarrass the most powerful man in New York State, a man with enough political control to make Robert Moses look bush-league.
It's usually the only real money they'll see until they reach the majors, assuming they ever do, Most first-year players survive on the bush-league rookie minimum - about $1,000 a month.
This is bush-league banality, of course, far too sincere in its absurdity to convince anyone.