Low ball

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Low ball

Slang for making an offer well below the fair value of an asset in hopes that the seller may be desperate to sell.


1. Of or related to the low cost of a good, service, or security. A lowball cost is determined by comparing the cost to similar goods, services, and securities. Lowball costs may indicate a low quality in the good, service, or security.

2. Informal; to make an offer to buy something for an exceptionally low price. For example, if the asking price on a house is $200,000, a potential buyer may lowball the seller by offering $125,000.
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A low ball by Harper was missed by young Wilson and there was Jackson running clear on the left with only Goram to beat.
Sub Solkskjaer had only been on the pitch two minutes when Beckham surged swept a menacing low ball into the Norwegian's feet.
The deadlock was finally broken after 83 minutes Gary Cohen dispossessed Alan Dunning and when he played a low ball across goal, Cameron scored from close range.
Paul Byrne put in a low ball from the left that got in behind the Bluebirds' defence and the ex-Luton striker swept a low 16-yard shot beyond an exposed Simon Bishop.
Once again Baldacchino was in the thick of the action and he played a low ball to Derek Townsley who calmly side-footed home from 10 yards.
In a sweeping move, Milan Baros found Gabriel Agbonlahor on the left wing and he delivered low ball into the heart of the six-yard area where Angel slid home.
Minutes later it was game on when Docherty tricked his way into the box after a pass from Vaughan and fired a low ball just inside the far post.
Both defenders and the keeper will have a tough time dealing with a low ball played with pace into the second box.
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Ollie Cahill ran on to a low ball from Jason Byrne and burst through the Waterford's defence to shoot low past Dan Connor.
Former Marine midfielder Adriano Rigoglioso picked up a halfcleared corner and returned a low ball from the right.
Swankie's low ball into the box was scrambled over the line by strike partner Doris from six yards.