low-ball

lowball

[loh-bawl]
noun
1.
Cards. a game of draw poker in which the player having the lowest-ranking hand wins the pot.
verb (used with object)
2.
to deliberately estimate a lower price for (a service or merchandise) than one intends to charge: to lowball the cost of a move.
3.
to give a false estimate or bid for.
verb (used without object)
4.
to engage in lowballing.
adjective
5.
engaged in or characteristic of lowballing: a lowball bid.

Origin:
low1 + ball1

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lowball (ˈləʊˌbɔːl)
 
n
1.  a game of poker in which the player with the lowest hand wins
2.  a.  a very low estimate or offer
 b.  (as modifier): a lowball bid
 
vb
3.  (tr) to make a very low estimate or offer for (a service, product, company, etc)

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