sell yourself short

sell yourself short
sell sb/yourself ˈshort idiom
to not value sb/yourself highly enough and show this by the way you treat or present them/yourself
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  • sell yourself short — not mention some of your skills or qualifications    If the employer asks about your awards, don t sell yourself short …   English idioms

  • sell someone short — sell (someone/something) short to not appreciate the qualities of someone or something as much as they deserve. I think her presentation really sold Morocco short. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form sell yourself short not have reasonable… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sell something short — sell (someone/something) short to not appreciate the qualities of someone or something as much as they deserve. I think her presentation really sold Morocco short. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form sell yourself short not have reasonable… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sell somebody short — sell sb/yourself ˈshort idiom to not value sb/yourself highly enough and show this by the way you treat or present them/yourself Main entry: ↑sellidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell — W1S1 [sel] v past tense and past participle sold [səuld US sould] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(give something for money)¦ 2¦(make something available)¦ 3¦(make somebody want something)¦ 4¦(be bought)¦ 5 sell like hot cakes 6¦(idea/plan)¦ 7 sell yourself 8 sell… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sell someone or something short — sell (someone or something) short : to put too low a value on the ability, importance, or quality of (someone or something) Don t sell yourself short. You have some great skills and experience. I think you re selling the book short; it s a lot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell short — sell (someone/something) short to not appreciate the qualities of someone or something as much as they deserve. I think her presentation really sold Morocco short. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form sell yourself short not have reasonable… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sell short — verb 1. sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit • Topics: ↑commerce, ↑commercialism, ↑mercantilism •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell someone/something short — fail to recognize or state the true value of don t sell yourself short you ve got what it takes …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell — 1 /sel/ verb past tense and past participle sold /sUld/ 1 GIVE STH FOR MONEY (I, T) to give something to someone in exchange for money: If you offer them another thousand, I think they ll sell. | sell sth for 100/$50/30p etc: Toni s selling her… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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