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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Within two minutes of the restart, Grosicki whipped in a low ball that Phil Jagielka should have cleared with ease but a made a real mess of and Johnson had to make an outstanding sliding challenge to prevent Pawel Wszolek from having a tap in.
The second followed on 18 minutes as Adam Reach cut in from the right and sent a low ball across the edge of the box for Wildschut, who skipped inside his marker and hammered into the roof of the net.
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A low ball from the left found its way across and Hughes wasn't to be denied this time as he found the top corner with a side-foot finish.
After the restart Salmon had another fumbled close call before Woods hit his second with a low ball into the net following a corner.
After 20 minutes Port drew level when Leon Newell did well to control a long cross-field pass, cut inside to find Grahame Boylan in the box with a low ball, and the striker''s perfect assist saw Dan Pyrs net with a low shot from 10 yards.
The Portuguese national netted the game's first goal in the 23rd minute, slipping past the Catalans back line off an assist from Karim Benzema and fired a low ball just past Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
A move featuring Thiago and Cesc Fabregas led to Seydou Keita busting into the box and when he sent in a low ball, Van Bommel could only divert the ball into the far corner.
The Wales international's low ball cut through the West Brom defence and straight to Walcott, whose blocked shot fell kindly for Van Persie to net his 29th goal.
On the half hour mark a low ball from Alex Rodman on the right of the box allowed Danny Thomas to squeeze the ball back inside the far post.