bush league

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bush league

n. Sports
A minor league.

bush leaguer n.

bush′ league`

[1905–10, Amer.]


inferior or amateurish; mediocre.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bush league - a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)bush league - a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
minor-league club, minor-league team - a team that plays in a minor league
league, conference - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
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It's not surprising, then, that in baseball, a bird in the hand is worth three in the bush leagues.
Destiny, by contrast, performed her athletic feat away down in the bush leagues, and so had to make do with the insults of a PETA farm club, the Animal Activists of Alachua.
Though the conditions were less than perfect, both of the raw-but-game pitchers threw fastballs in the 90-mph range during two recent sessions for scouts, raising hopes for at least a trip to the bush leagues.
If you get only 8-9 correct, you can still consider yourself major league; a score of 6-7 places you in the high minors while anything less buries you in the bush leagues for another season.
It came face to face with the dream of every athlete who has ever been stuck in the bush leagues looking up at the big time.