Lowball vs. Highball

Lowball vs. Highball — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Lowball and Highball

Lowballverb

To underestimate or understate (a cost) deliberately

"I get hopping mad every time I see a politician lowballing the cost of his latest healthcare boondoggle" (Megan McArdle).

Highballnoun

A cocktail served in a tall glass and consisting of liquor, such as whiskey, mixed with water or a carbonated beverage.

Lowballnoun

The position of the ball on an American railroad ball signal that indicated Stop.

Highballnoun

A railroad signal indicating full speed ahead.

Lowballnoun

(poker) A form of poker in which the lowest-ranking poker hand wins the pot. Usually the ace is the lowest-ranking card, straights and flushes do not count making the best possible hand being A, 2, 3, 4, 5 regardless of suits (in contrast to deuce-to-seven lowball.)

Highballnoun

A high-speed train.

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Lowballnoun

A form of cribbage in which the first to score 121 (or 61) is the loser.

Highballverb

To move ahead at full speed.

Lowballnoun

An unmixed alcohol drink served on ice or water in a short glass.

Highballnoun

A cocktail made from a spirit plus soda water etc.

Lowballverb

(transitive) to give an intentionally low estimate of anything, not necessarily with deceptive intent.

Highballnoun

(rail transport) An all clear or full speed ahead signal.

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Lowballverb

(transitive) To give (a customer) a deceptively low price or cost estimate that one has no intention of honoring or to prepare a cost estimate deliberately and misleadingly low.

Highballnoun

(climbing) A very high bouldering problem, often with a hard landing.

Lowballverb

(transitive) To make an offer well below an item's true value, often to take advantage of the seller's desperation or desire to sell the item quickly.

Highballverb

To make an estimate which tends toward exaggeration.

If we highball the price, it comes out to $240. If we lowball it, it's closer to $200.

Lowballverb

make a deliberately low estimate;

The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed

Highballverb

To move quickly; to hightail.

Highballnoun

a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass