Definition of 'par'
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He was slightly below par on his seasonal return last month but that was to be expected with along campaign ahead. The Sun (2016)The Palace chief accepted speculation about his future is par for the course. The Sun (2016)It's pretty much par for the course. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If this behaviour is par for the course, is he really the man for you? The Sun (2016)But it's par for the course. The Sun (2016)A slap on the wrist is par for the course. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His first outing against the pros was not so successful though, missing the cut on five over par. The Sun (2016)For a player who walks a disciplinary tightrope, a fifth booking around the festive fixtures is par for the course. The Sun (2016)This sort of behaviour was par for the course in the old Cold War years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)WEAKNESS: Should score better on par fives. The Sun (2016)Anything under par is a good score. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We had too many players below par. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Not all the treatment of young people with learning disabilities is below par. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You can find a full list of retail bonds and par values at tinyurl. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rose plummeted from one over par to four over after just five holes. The Sun (2007)Those margins are par for the course elsewhere in the sector. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Neither had dropped a stroke against par. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We set off again down another short par four. For Love or Money (2006)He alone made a par at each hole on the back nine. Times, Sunday Times (2011)His past eight rounds have been par or better. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Not a single player was under par after any of the four rounds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Par value and legal capital rarely have much economic significance. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)His misery looked like continuing as he slipped to two over par after four holes. The Sun (2010)That is par for the course and on past experience is about to come to an end. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Swans were outmuscled and below par. The Sun (2014)If it is trading above issue price, it is trading above par. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Make par on these four and you'll make ground on your rivals. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But they played the final 13 in five under par without a bogey. The Sun (2014)In three days, he has dropped only two strokes against par. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At five under par, he has a chance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is another challenging par three, with bunkers guarding the front of a narrow green. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Like bonds, they can trade above or below par if you do not buy them at issue. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A really good short par four. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They cheered him on to make a par four at the 18th that would have given him an immortal place in golfing history. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But for many engineers, working in war zones, disaster areas or in extreme weather conditions is par for the course. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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