sell something short

sell something short
sell (someone/something) short to not appreciate the qualities of someone or something as much as they deserve.

I think her presentation really sold Morocco short.

Usage notes: sometimes used in the form sell yourself short - not have reasonable confidence in your abilities:

She doesn't succeed in interviews because she always sells herself short.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • sell someone short — sell (someone/something) short to not appreciate the qualities of someone or something as much as they deserve. I think her presentation really sold Morocco short. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form sell yourself short not have reasonable… …   New idioms dictionary

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  • sell short — sell (someone/something) short to not appreciate the qualities of someone or something as much as they deserve. I think her presentation really sold Morocco short. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form sell yourself short not have reasonable… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sell short — verb 1. sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit • Topics: ↑commerce, ↑commercialism, ↑mercantilism •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sell — sell1 [ sel ] (past tense and past participle sold [ sould ] ) verb *** 1. ) transitive to exchange something for money: They ve already sold over two million copies of their record. sell something at a profit/loss (=for more/less money than you… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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