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  • Under (in any sense): insufficient, insufficiently, below what is correct; subordinate to; beneath or behind.


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  • The data also showed a pickup in hourly earnings, a drop in long-term unemployment and a decrease in so-called under- employment. -- Top News

  • The data also showed a pickup in hourly earnings, a drop in long-term joblessness and a decrease in so-called under- employment. -- Top News

  • The Allstate spokeswoman, Meghann Dowd, said the company wouldn't know whether the mistakes had under- or over-estimated those figures until it re-ran the reports.

    Allstate Warns Agents of Tax Errors, Bonus Issues

  • Because only two Las Vegas sports books—the Golden Nugget's and the M Casino's, run by Cantor Gaming—offer the betting lines so early, and because so little is known about teams at this early stage, knowledgeable bettors say there are under- and overrated teams to be exploited.

    An Early Way to Beat the Odds

  • The race-baiting has become so common and cavalier that when Donald Trump insinuated the president was an affirmative action baby it was hard to spend any real energy getting outraged because the comment--though clearly dripping with racial under- and overtones--was tame compared to others.

    Keli Goff: Is the GOP Finally Ready to Tackle Its Race Problem in 2012?

  • He resisted proposals that would send us back into Recession, yes, but where is the plan to put 29 million under- and unemployed Americans back to work?

    Heather McGhee: President's Deficit Plan Recaptures the Fiscal High Road -- Almost

  • My greatest under-$5 triumph: a cotton and spandex V-neck blouse I found on for $3.80.

    A Fashionista's Secret Weapon: Cheap Tops

  • He spent a decade toiling away as frontman for under- appreciated alt-rock band the Czars before finally gaining traction as a solo artist with last year's Queen Of Denmark, a collaboration with the band Midlake that rather outshone their own lacklustre recent album.

    This week's new live music

  • Betting Miscalculations Baseball's most under- and overrated teams, based on whether they exceeded or fell short of their projected win totals since 2006 in sportsbooks.

    The Cubs: Champions of Failing Expectation

  • Condo is interested in a certain brand of under- or over-stimulated white American, from the chiaroscuro-lit "The Secretary" (1998) to the cubist "The Colorful Banker" (2010).

    A 'dark, twisted fantasy' revealed


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