bush-league


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bush-league

(bo͝osh′lēg′)
adj.
1. Baseball Of or belonging to a minor league.
2. Slang Of inferior or unprofessional quality; second-rate: a bush-league advertising campaign.

bush-league

adj
1. (in baseball) relating to one of the minor leagues
2. second-rate

bush′ league`



n.
[1905–10, Amer.]

bush′-league`



adj.
inferior or amateurish; mediocre.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bush-league - not of the highest quality or sophistication
inferior - of low or inferior quality
Translations

bush-league

[ˈbʊʃˌliːg] ADJ (US) (Baseball) → de calidad mediocre
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