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Sep 6, 2017
This week’s theme
Terms from ball games

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Monday morning quarterback
slam dunk
bush league
googly
spin doctor

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bush league

PRONUNCIATION:
(bush leeg)

MEANING:
noun: A minor league of a professional sport, especially baseball.
adjective: Second-rate, unpolished, or amateurish.

ETYMOLOGY:
From allusion to the bushes, referring to uncultivated land, countryside, the sticks, or small towns. Earliest documented use: 1906.

USAGE:
“Personally, I thought the assignment was bush league from the get-go, and a waste of my time and talents.”
Philip Carter; Altar of Bones; Gallery Books; 2011.

See more usage examples of bush league in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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