low profile

noun
a deliberately inconspicuous, modest, or anonymous manner.
Also, low posture.


Origin:
1970–75

low-profile, adjective
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low profile
 
n
1.  a.  a position or attitude characterized by a deliberate avoidance of prominence or publicity
 b.  (as modifier): a low-profile approach
 
adj
2.  (of a tyre) wide in relation to its height

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low profile

see keep a low profile.

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Example sentences
Garrison is expected to maintain a low profile during what is the highlight of
  the university's academic year.
The low profile tires hold less air and thus need checking and refilling more
  often.
With its low profile, however, this unit takes a backseat to the typical
  exercise bike as a practical place to drip-dry clothes.
It also ignores the basics of any perpetrator keep a low profile, and opt for
  the simplest technique.
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