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tr.v. low·balled, low·bal·ling, low·balls Informal
To underestimate or understate (a cost) deliberately: "I get hopping mad every time I see a politician lowballing the cost of his latest healthcare boondoggle" (Megan McArdle).
[From the card game of the same name.]
1. (Card Games) a game of poker in which the player with the lowest hand wins
a. a very low estimate or offer
b. (as modifier): a lowball bid.
(Commerce) (tr) to make a very low estimate or offer for (a service, product, company, etc)
1. to deliberately estimate a lower price for than one intends to charge.
2. to give a false estimate for.
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|Verb||1.||lowball - make a deliberately low estimate; "The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed"|