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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.
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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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Six minutes after the restart, a low ball into the box from the right was not dealt with effectively and it was cleared only as far as Kayembe 12 yards out, and he picked his spot with a cool sidefoot finish into the bottom left-hand corner.
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