sell someone short

sell someone short
UNDERVALUE, underrate, underestimate, disparage, deprecate, belittle; formal derogate.
sell

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sell someone short phrase
to describe someone or something as less impressive than they really are

His main fault is that he tends to sell himself short.

Thesaurus: to make something seem less important or specialsynonym
Main entry: sell

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • short — I [[t]ʃɔ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ADJECTIVE AND ADVERB USES ♦ shorter, shortest (Please look at category 24 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) ADJ GRADED If something is short or lasts for a short time, it does… …   English dictionary

  • sell — I UK [sel] / US verb Word forms sell : present tense I/you/we/they sell he/she/it sells present participle selling past tense sold UK [səʊld] / US [soʊld] past participle sold *** 1) [transitive] to exchange something for money They ve already… …   English dictionary

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