sell short
phrasal 1. to make a short sale 2. to fail to value properly ; underestimate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sell short — v. To sell shares of stock or other commodities borrowed from someone else, intending to buy them back at a lower price later so as to make a profit and still be able to return the shares or their value to their original owner. n. short sale See… …   Law dictionary

  • sell short — ► sell short fail to recognize or state the true value of. Main Entry: ↑sell …   English terms 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 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 — sell at a loss …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sell short — Synonyms and related words: belittle, clear the trade, close out, convert, convert into cash, cut under, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, dump, effect a sale, job, liquidate, make a sale, make light of, make little of, make nothing of, market,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sell short — {v.} To think (a person or thing) less good or valuable than is true; underestimate. * /Don t sell the team short; the players are better than you think./ * /Some teachers sold John short./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sell short — {v.} To think (a person or thing) less good or valuable than is true; underestimate. * /Don t sell the team short; the players are better than you think./ * /Some teachers sold John short./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sell\ short — v To think (a person or thing) less good or valuable than is true; underestimate. Don t sell the team short; the players are better than you think. Some teachers sold John short …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sell short — idi bus a) bus to sell stocks at a high price without actually possessing them, expecting to cover them later at a lower price and keeping the price difference as profit b) to disparage or underestimate …   From formal English to slang

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