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minor-league

[mahy-ner-leeg] /ˈmaɪ nərˈlig/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a minor league.
2.
of little import or consequence:
a painter with a minor-league talent.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism
Synonyms
2. insignificant, lesser, second-rate.
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minor-league

adjective phrase

Not of the highest quality or type; second-rate: This author exhibits a minor-league talent/ With my 50-word vocabulary I'd be a busher in that company, having had no minor league experience

[1926+; the original baseball use is found by 1884]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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