low standard

See: bad repute
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Lydgate, that he will compare with any preacher in this kingdom, not to speak of this town, which is but a low standard to go by; at least, to my thinking, for I was born and bred at Exeter.
He lamented that the negative and low standard politics, which is in practice now-a-days, was not in favour of the country.
He informed that some companies are selling low standard infant formula by claiming the French and American products in market.
44 percent as a result of the rise in prices of some major groups with influential figures in the movement and low standard of some groups, the CSB said in its CPI monthly report.
Experts put the blame on two main factors, low standard vehicles and low quality gasoline.
According to details, the material which is used in these canteens is low standard including meat and chicken as they froze such items for long time.
The half-time employment in the Republic of Macedonia is at a much lower level compared to EU member-countries, which is perhaps result of the country's low standard of living although it could also be a consequence from the small demand for workers with halftime jobs.
About one third of people in the UK suffer significant difficulties and about a quarter have an unacceptably low standard of living.
However, it is a fact that even in our little country, with a very low standard of living, the economic agenda must always be the priority, the measures need to be adopted in continuity and the effects not to be felt only on a short-term but long-term period, Madzovska concludes.
Morgan said the gap between the low standard variable rate many existing homeowners were on and the rate for remortgaging forced them to stay put.
Some were please that low standard places of learning had been closed, while others said that government should not close private institutions until state-run education has the capacity to accept the students who now have nowhere to study.
The increase in the costs of living has aggravated further the already low standard of living.