adjective Date: 1908 being of an inferior class or group of its kind ; marked by a lack of sophistication or professionalism

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  • bush league — bush ,league1 adjective AMERICAN INFORMAL 1. ) badly done or done in a way that is not effective 2. ) relating to a MINOR LEAGUE baseball team bush league bush ,league 2 noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL a MINOR LEAGUE in baseball …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bush´-league´ — bush league, Slang. 1. a minor league in baseball. 2. Figurative. any insignificant or inexpert group, person, or organization: »There will be far less whistle stopping and fewer talks with local bosses, now that TV is out of the bush league of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bush league — ☆ bush league n. Slang 1. MINOR LEAGUE 2. any small or second rate sphere of activity, etc. bush league adj …   English World dictionary

  • bush league — adj AmE informal badly done or of such bad quality that it is not acceptable ▪ bush league reporting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bush league — 1908, from BUSH (Cf. bush) in the slang sense of rural, provincial, which originally was not a value judgment …   Etymology dictionary

  • bush league — bush′ league n. spo minor league • Etymology: 1905–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • bush-league — [adj] second rate minor league*, small potatoes*; concepts 334,567,574 …   New thesaurus

  • bush-league — bush′ league adj. inferior or amateurish; mediocre …   From formal English to slang

  • bush league — noun a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball) • Syn: ↑minor league, ↑minors • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game • Hypernyms: ↑league, ↑conference …   Useful english dictionary

  • bush-league — adjective not of the highest quality or sophistication • Syn: ↑bush • Similar to: ↑inferior * * * adjective Etymology: bush league : belonging to an inferior class or group of its kind : minor …   Useful english dictionary

  • bush-league — adj American provincial, amateurish, unsophisticated, inferior. The term derives from the cate gorisation of minor league baseball teams, and is sometimes shortened to bush. ► I can t handle the shit anymore . You re bush league, that s why .… …   Contemporary slang

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