under-achiever

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under-achiever

[ˌʌndərəˈtʃiːvəʳ] N (Brit) → persona f que no desarrolla su potencial, persona f que no rinde (como podría)
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With 70 per cent of the nominations, Saville was named worst player of the season and also biggest under-achiever ahead of departing striker Leon Clarke and van La Parra in third.
MARK LYNCH claims Derry must embrace their League final collapse to Dublin if they're to shrug off their under-achiever tag in the Ulster championship.
Despite this rise on the back of Jaguar Land Rover's success story, the region remains an under-achiever in terms of R&D.
DRIFT OFF IF you're a sleep under-achiever, stress and anxiety are often to blame when it comes to disturbed nights.
Lucy Briggs-Owen almost makes Boris look like an under-achiever as she sets her sights on the Russian throne as Marvna.
A SELF-CONFESSED under-achiever at school, 20-year-old Michael Hughes has tuned in to the business world instead by setting up his own music tuition company.
Shearer compared the playing styles of Steven Gerrard and Joe Allen - and it was a genuinely interesting point - but in doing so he effectively labelled the new boy a safe, square-passing under-achiever.
Mahmood, who last played for Pakistan in 2007, feels that he has been an under-achiever for his country due to impatient selectors.
while he may come back to haunt us, part of me thinks we have lost an ageing injury-prone, under-achiever.
45 Hereford This six-year-old has made the frame in 11 of his 21 start but only three of those were victories and, for a horse of his talent, he is a bit of an under-achiever.
Well for a start you could instantly lose two of those nominees in perennial under-achiever Murray - who really should only now be considered for the award when he wins a grand slam title - and while Khan seems a thoroughly likeable chap it is hard to see why this is a stand-out year for the Bolton boy.
While it was a moment Murray will want to put behind him, the Indian Wells victory was a huge result for Young, once the great hope of American tennis written off as an under-achiever.