Meaning of LOW in English

LOW

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a deep/low voice (= near the bottom of the range of sounds )

She heard the deep voice of her father downstairs.

a high/low bid

There were several high bids for the painting.

a high/low intake

a high intake of carbohydrates

a high/low/slight fever

The usual symptoms are a pink rash with a slight fever.

a low building

That low building is a stable block.

a low cry (= not loud or high )

I heard a long, low cry of despair.

a low gear (= first or second gear )

You should use a low gear when going up a hill.

a low number

the low numbers of women involved in sports coaching

a low point

She helped me when I was at a low point in my life.

a low priority (= not very important )

At that time, architecture was a low priority.

a low threshold

I know that young children have very low boredom threshold.

a low/small dose

Treatment should be started with a small dose.

a low/small income

Rent takes a large chunk of their small income.

a low/soft whisper

When he spoke, it was in a low whisper.

a record high/low

The stock market reached a record high on August 21.

a small/low/limited budget

It was a project with a low budget.

absurdly low/high

Prices seem absurdly low to Western tourists.

an all-time high/low

The price of wheat had reached an all-time low.

an upper/lower limit (= the highest/lowest amount allowed )

There is no upper limit on the amount you can borrow.

Ensure the temperature in the aquarium does not fall below the lower limit.

at high/low etc magnification

When viewed at high magnification it is clear that the crystals are quite different.

greater levels of magnification

at low/slow speed

Even at low speed, an accident could mean serious injury for a child.

be high/low in calories (= contain a lot of/few calories )

Sweets and chocolates are very high in calories.

bow/bend/lower your head (= look down )

He bowed his head and tried not not to look at her.

bowed low

The servant bowed low and handed his master the sealed note.

cut/lower/reduce a price

The company recently cut the price of its best-selling car.

cut/reduce/lower a rate

The Halifax Building Society is to cut its mortgage rate by 0.7 percent.

drop/lower your eyes (= look down at the ground )

The servants lowered their eyes as the countess walked past.

further/lower down a scale

Bonuses are not paid to people lower down the salary scale.

have high/low status ( also enjoy high/low status )

Here, old people are respected and have high social status.

high/low altitudes

At high altitudes it is difficult to get enough oxygen.

high/low dosage

high/low etc incidence

Smokers had the highest incidence of colds.

high/low frequency

Dolphins produce a high frequency sound.

high/low in fat

This cheese is relatively low in fat.

high/low intelligence

John showed high intelligence from an early age.

(high/low) metabolic rate

Fish normally have a high metabolic rate.

Exercise can increase your metabolic rate.

high/low standard of living

a nation with a high standard of living

high/low throughput

a large store with a high throughput of goods

high/low turnout

the low turn-out of 54 percent in the March elections

high/low voltage

high/low

The figures are worryingly high.

high/low

the high cost of fuel

high/low

People should stop using expensive cars with a high petrol consumption.

high/low

The cliffs here are the highest in Britain.

high/low/average ability

a group of low ability pupils

Many of these students are of above average ability.

Children of high ability demand more absorbing tasks.

high/low/average earner

Private childcare is still too expensive for the average earner.

high/low/middle rank

Her father had been an army officer of fairly high rank.

highs and lows

the emotional highs and lows of a new romance

high/top/low/middle-ranking

a top-ranking tennis player

hit rock-bottom/an all-time low etc

Oil prices have hit rock-bottom.

hoist/lower the sails (= put the sails up or down )

in the low/mid/high eighties

The temperature is expected to remain in the low eighties.

in the low/mid/high fifties

sunny, with temperatures in the mid fifties

in the low/mid/high forties

The temperature was up in the high forties.

in the low/mid/high nineties

Temperatures were still in the high nineties.

in the low/mid/high seventies

sunny, with temperatures in the mid seventies

in the low/mid/high sixties

a fine spring day, with the temperatures in the low sixties

in the low/mid/high thirties

a hot day, with temperatures in the low thirties

in the low/mid/high twenties

a warm day, with temperatures in the low twenties

little/lower/high/greater etc likelihood

There was very little likelihood of her getting the job.

Low Church

low comedy (= about very silly situations etc )

He’s a popular actor who excels at low comedy.

low credibility (= little credibility )

The organization has had low credibility among teachers.

low cunning (= unpleasant dishonest methods )

She would use low cunning to win people’s sympathy.

low earnings

a new government policy which is designed to help people on low earnings

low gear

low life

a novel about low life in Chicago in the 1930s

low moan

a low moan

low point

The low point in my life was when I was hit by a drunk driver.

low profile

He’s not the sort of politician to keep a low profile for long.

low regard

This might explain the low regard in which the President is held.

low rumble

the low rumble of traffic in the distance

low season

low status

People who work as carers have low status in our society.

low tide

The sands are exposed at low tide.

low tide

You can walk across to the island at low tide.

low water mark

low water

low

The rating he gave the restaurant was embarrassingly low.

low

Wage rates in the industry are still too low, he says.

low

The level of violent crime is lower than ten years ago.

low (= expecting that someone or something will not be very successful )

Their expectations of success were pretty low.

low

The risks of failure are quite low.

low (= with little electricity in it )

He could see the battery was low on his laptop.

low

The area has the lowest unemployment in Europe.

low

The probability of being struck by lightning is pretty low.

low

With such low prices, there are lots of eager buyers.

low

Nurses often work long hours for relatively low pay.

low

These boys receive low grades because they fail to turn in assignments.

low

France had achieved low inflation and steady growth.

low (= not many people want something )

Recently the demand for new cars has been relatively low.

low

The hospital’s death rate is the lowest in the region.

low

Our workers get low rents and other advantages.

low

It sounds an interesting job, but the salary is too low.

low

Republican voters say they want lower taxes and sensible spending cuts.

low

There are high numbers of people on low wages.

low

The low value of the dollar will benefit tourists.

low

Temperatures were so low most plants could not survive.

lower a threshold

the demand to lower the retirement threshold to 60

lower case

lower case letters

lower class

lower down the line

There should be more direct discussion between managers and workers lower down the line .

Lower House

lower orders

lower sb's expectations (= make someone expect less success, money etc )

If you can't afford your dream home, you may have to lower your expectations.

lower school

lower standards

He refused to lower his standards.

lower the temperature

Paracetomol lowers your body temperature.

lower your voice (= speak more quietly )

He lowered his voice to a whisper.

lower/cut/reduce taxes

There’s no point promising to cut taxes if you can’t afford it.

lower/damage morale

We need to avoid damaging people's morale.

lower/drop your gaze (= look down )

Her eyes met his and she immediately dropped her gaze.

lower/inferior status

In parts of the world, women still have inferior status.

lower/raise the age (= at which something can be done )

The voting age was lowered from 21 to 18.

lower/upper etc deck

I managed to find a seat on the upper deck.

Eddie returned to the flight deck the part of an aircraft where the pilot sits .

lower/upper jaw

an animal with two rows of teeth in its lower jaw

lowest common denominator

Television quiz shows often seem to target the lowest common denominator.

low/flagging (= used when saying that someone is sad )

She was tired and her spirits were low.

low/high cloud

The weather was overcast, with heavy low clouds.

low/plunging neckline (= leaving part of the chest uncovered )

Her evening gown had a plunging neckline.

low/poor self-esteem (= not much self-esteem )

low/poor

The pay levels have resulted in low morale within the company.

low/poor

The report says the standard of children’s diet in Britain is poor.

low/quiet/hushed tones

They sat at the far end of the carriage, talking in hushed tones.

low/shrill/high-pitched etc whistle

Sanders gave a low whistle when he saw the contents of the box.

mark a high/low/turning etc point (= be or happen at a particular time in the development of something )

The day of the accident marked a turning point in Kenny’s life.

of high/low standing

a lawyer of high standing

pay a good/low etc price

I paid a very reasonable price for my guitar.

pitch sth high/low etc

Her voice is pitched a little too high.

plunged to a new low

Oil prices have plunged to a new low .

poor/low

The magazine is printed on low quality paper.

push sth higher/lower

New technology has pushed the cost of health care even higher.

quiet/low/soft (= not loud )

When he spoke, his voice was soft and gentle.

raise/lower the ceiling (on sth)

rank high/low

He ranked high among the pioneers of 20th century chemical technology.

reduce/lower barriers

We should be reducing barriers to imports from poor countries.

reduce/lower/bring down the cost

If you go later in the year, it will bring down the cost of your holiday.

sb’s charges are high/low (= you have to pay a lot/a little )

His charges are too high.

search high and low (= search everywhere )

We searched high and low for him, but couldn’t find him.

slightly higher/lower/better/larger etc

January’s sales were slightly better than average.

small/low

Only a small percentage of people suffer from the allergy.

small/low

Some companies will sell the items for you, for a small fee.

sth is running low on fuel (= it does not have much fuel left )

The plane was running low on fuel.

talk in a low voice/a whisper etc

They were talking in low voices, and I couldn’t catch what they were saying.

the bottom/lower edge

The lower edge of the window frame was starting to rot.

the high/low frequency (of sth)

the higher frequency of diabetes in older people

the lower/upper slopes of sth

It was misty and only the lower slopes of Vesuvius could be seen.

the sun is high/low in the sky

They walked until the sun was low in the sky.

the upper/lower body

Slowly raise your upper body into a sitting position.

the upper/lower etc reaches of a river (= the upper, lower etc parts )

We sailed down the lower reaches of the river.

the upper/lower half

The upper half of the door contained a stained glass window.

the upper/middle/lower register

the upper register of the cello

the working/lower class

At this time most of the working class was very poor.

upper/higher/lower echelons

the upper echelons of government

Their clients are drawn from the highest echelons of society.

upper/lower/top/bottom lip

His bottom lip was swollen.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

relatively

Mate fidelity between breeding seasons is relatively low , so a high proportion of the population re-pair each year.

The only explanation for this relatively low price is that West must have signed a large number of photographs in her day.

Chronic sulphasalazine treatment does not seem to be nephrotoxic but the systemic absorption of 5-ASA from sulphasalazine is relatively low .

A pro-growth atmosphere, relatively low cost of living and sunny climate draw businesses in droves.

It is softer and milder than Double Gloucester and, although it tastes creamy, is relatively low in fat.

Evidence for this is provided by the relatively low rates of geographical mobility in Britain as compared with other countries.

It is obvious that the relatively low price of high grade primary aggregates discourages efficient use of available resources and increases wastage.

Most of the stimuli presented actually showed very normal driving situations and these would thus be rated as relatively low on risk.

slightly

The opportunity to purchase works at slightly lower prices had encouraged museums back into the market.

London shares recovered from deep early losses to end slightly lower .

The slightly lower figure may relate to the more discursive nature of the subject.

The Kutchi Rabaris, for example, being a slightly lower sub caste of his own caste, aroused his disapproval.

Charges for shared rooms are generally slightly lower .

Fees are slightly lower November through April.

The ratio was slightly lower than that achieved by the industry before nationalisation, but it was not markedly out of line with other countries.

The interim dividend is 2.5p, against 1.75p and earnings were 0.5p higher at 8.2p after a slightly lower tax burden.

■ NOUN

class

His wife died from being too lower class .

In college he loved a young girl of a lower class and ruined her; she died a suicide.

Police powers were permissive in dealing with the lower classes .

One evening at supper he told a story illustrating his refusal to tolerate the insolence of the lower classes .

Some historians now view it as an attempt by the state to exercise more effective though subtle control over the lower classes .

There is substantial political energy inherent in the lower classes , and they are the active agents of major political change.

Well, maybe, they could be, for once, treated just like their lower class brothers the football fans.

What does a Yank know about the lower classes and peasants?

concentration

The same spectrum of peptides was also found in extracts of normal colon mucosa but in still lower concentrations .

In general, lunar rocks differ from terrestrial rocks in that the Moon contains much lower concentrations of easily vaporized elements.

Instead they see low concentrations of magnesium as a natural phenomenon exacerbated by air pollution.

In the rat cerebral cortex in the absence of calmodulin, calcium has a negligible effect at low concentrations .

But they are present in the Earth's crust in low concentrations .

An upward shift would be produced by changing to a new standard at a lower concentration than that required for the test.

Rinse additives tend to be very expensive but are used in very low concentrations and are invariably mechanically dosed.

It is First Alert that has targeted low concentrations and caused most of the nuisance alarms, he said.

cost

This illustrates the importance of providing investors with products that meet their requirements at low costs .

A new soy-beef product was introduced to the consumer in March, 1973, as a lower cost alternative to ground beef.

The gap between low cost and high value makes petroleum a highly political resource.

Each member is encouraged to speculate on alternative methods of performing the functions at lower cost .

Pressure is on for builders everywhere to build at low cost and to be energy-efficient.

These low cost systems have decided cost advantages for your customers, too.

For investors, this means lower costs .

dose

In those with non-sustained ventricular tachycardia during electrocardiographic monitoring treatment with low dose amiodarone has been shown to be effective.

In low doses , ephedrine speeds up the body, causing restlessness, insomnia, and nervousness.

Dissociation of initiation from propagation probably accounts for abortive spikes such as those observed in HeLa cells responding to low doses of histamine.

Another favorable characteristic is that there is a rapid build-up of serum levels, even when starting at low doses .

Choosing a low dose and avoiding volume depletion will minimise this potential risk.

As intriguing as these results are, much remains unclear about the impact of low doses of alcohol on the immune sys-tem.

Generally, lower doses are used than in organ transplantation.

Certain individuals get sleepy on low doses of alcohol and revved up on high doses-exactly the reverse of what most people experience.

ebb

Jackie tries to explain she was at her lowest ebb when she sought comfort from Shelley.

Interest in religion seemed to be at a low ebb .

We had a few concluding words about the literary scene in London, which he thought to have reached a pretty low ebb .

The insurance business cycle is also at a low ebb .

At his lowest ebb , Macari was threatened with imprisonment and his wife rang friends to secure bail money of £50,000.

Her spirits were at their lowest ebb .

Basic research on petrochemicals was at a low ebb around 1980.

end

On the lower end of the job market, the most popular employer, certainly for girls, was Lyons.

Delco is pursuing the low end of the market with its $ 900 Telepath 100 system.

The street was one of those which led into the souk and its lower end was completely blocked by stalls.

Higher-income families save the most money, and millions of families on the low end would pay no tax at all.

The material taken out of the higher point of the site was deemed unsuitable for use at the lower end .

The low end of Bio2 was a desert, as big as a gymnasium.

A second, more troublesome fraction exists at the lowest end of the working class.

frequency

A problem arises with the design of such filters for passing or stopping low frequencies .

Our ears, for example, can distinguish higher pitches from lower frequencies .

Band filters that can be tuned down to low frequencies are useful in a host of applications including electronic oscillators.

How can we reconcile the low frequency of expressions of emotional involvement in election campaigns with the high frequency of antagonistic partisanship?

White noise is not a good simulator of music, which contains more energy at low frequencies than at high ones.

The midrange and lower frequencies are reproduced by wire coiled into S-shaped configurations.

The electrodes were made from platinum-blacked platinum gauze to minimize electrode polarization at low frequencies .

Like Pro Logic, it has three discrete front channels and a separate channel for low frequencies from the subwoofer.

grade

Only two patients with low grade or mixed grade disease died, but in neither case was the cause related to lymphoma.

Can students sue teachers for giving them low grades ?

Colds and fevers are of a low grade , not violent.

The better quality carcasses are fatter, more juicy, and more flavourful than carcasses of the lower grades .

All cases were regarded according to a classification of Isaacson etal into high grade and low grade B-cell mucosa associated lymphoid tissue.

But after getting low grades on my quizzes and papers-and a C in the class-I had a hard time.

He distinguishes between higher grade managers, administrators and professionals, and those in lower grades but similar jobs.

Anna said they are the ones who score low grades and throw spitballs in class.

heat

Cook over low heat until mixture becomes hot and juices begin to come out of tomatoes.

Cover and cook over low heat , stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until tender but not brown.

Mix well and continue to cook over a low heat for a further 20 minutes or until the meat is tender.

Add chili powder, cumin, and cayenne and black peppers, and stir over low heat for 3 minutes.

Allow the mixture to cook for about 5 minutes over a low heat , then add the salt, sugar and stock.

Add oxtails, lower heat and cook gently 1 hour, covered.

Cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer on a low heat for one hour.

Simmer over low heat 5 minutes, stirring often.

income

Rather it reflects the creation of an even poorer group, the long-term unemployed, who have very low incomes .

Bridgeport families, with their low incomes , could not make plans for college educations for their children.

The danger is that the younger people with below median incomes actually have lower incomes than older people with below median incomes.

Mississippi has the lowest income per capita of any state, as well as the lowest hourly earnings for production workers.

In some cases, a low income is not keeping pace with the rising cost of food.

Others, such as pensioners, are on fixed or low incomes .

This suggests a high degree of polarity between low income renters and high income owner-occupiers.

If not, you may still be able to get some help with the costs if you have a low income .

inflation

But the fundamentals of low inflation and low growth failed to assuage the bond market yesterday.

The lower inflation and freer market, it is claimed, has generated an economic recovery.

Locking in these continuing increases would only be practical if we could guarantee continued low inflation and economic growth.

This aided the operation of the fixed exchange rate system and helped to maintain a low inflation rate in the international economy.

The Prime Minister A commitment to pensions means nothing if it is not matched by a commitment to low inflation .

Countries with lower inflation rates resisted revaluation as this would reduce export profitability.

By contrast, contractionary policies would reap the benefits of lower inflation , but at the cost of higher unemployment.

interest

Choosing between low inflation and lower interest rates will go on being tough.

Investors like lower interest rates because they make stocks more attractive to hold than other investments.

But along with the reduced risk comes lower interest rates.

Their saving schemes, if safe, are boring and investors get alarmed by the low interest rates.

Although put bonds allow a company to pay investors lower interest rates, they can become a problem when they come due.

The lower language level does not mean a low interest level Headway Pre-Intermediate is full of stimulating and accessible texts.

Sales soared on low interest rates and declining import tariffs.

level

These low levels of activity were in keeping with the enormous silences of the cathedral structure.

If it was going to be low level , then Leese was going to make it low level.

Perquisites are probably at a relatively low level , with the exception of the pension.

Consumer confidence fell for the fourth month in a row in January, hitting its lowest level in four years.

For example, at the lowest level a phoneme lattice was produced for processing by the lexical access component.

It is their lowest level since Oct. 9.

It is the Somerset juveniles that show an unusually low level .

Once clients have met intermediate goals, then they can shoot for lower levels of drinking.

limit

Both have pushed up against a lower limit which is, I believe, economic in character.

The lower limits of normal for serum uric acid are arbitrarily defined and may vary from one lab to another.

Should there be a lower limit for undersize fish?

In large transactions vendors may also negotiate a lower limit for individual items.

Upper and lower limits may be applied to prevent a runaway condition in the event of really bad estimating.

The lower limits of sensitivity for glucagon and atrial natriuretic peptide assay were 3.7 pmol/l and 1.1 pmol/l, respectively.

The present experimental lower limit on the lifetime is about 10 30 years, and it should be possible to improve this.

This absence of evidence translates into a lower limit for the proton lifetime of 6.5 x 10 31 years.

pay

Those on low pay or receiving income support are exempt from all the charges.

Do the workers themselves absorb the costs in lower pay ?

Under the new scheme, cabin-crew recruits will start on lower pay than existing staff.

If not, why will not he accept the provisions of the social charter which would attack the problem of low pay ?

As already mentioned the legislation does not consider low pay as an acceptable reason for turning down a job.

The rioting began on Sept. 23 when soldiers occupied Kinshasa airport in protest at low pay .

So both lack of employment and low pay for those who are employed have contributed to the higher poverty rates.

It is this sector that has suffered most from the low pay strategies of the Conservatives and from unemployment.

point

Gray had stated that the painter's view of a landscape had always to be from a low point .

She recalls few low points in the four years since going public and has never regretted that decision.

Recent polls show that support for sovereignty is at its lowest point in a generation.

From that low point , Mitterrand started his long climb to power.

In large organizations, the number of roadblocks and low points can seem infinite, particularly when something new is being tried.

They followed fresh tracks to a low point on the creek bank and crossed the creek on a series of large boulders.

Since the low point in the mid-1970s, the Chiefs' influence has begun to wax once more.

The survey had been taken at a particularly low point for the plant.

price

The opportunity to purchase works at slightly lower prices had encouraged museums back into the market.

The discount supermarket advertises low prices every day; there is less emphasis on specials.

There is now no more choice, competition or lower prices .

Shares of Apple fell 94 cents to $ 15. 375 on Nasdaq, its lowest price since 1985.

Private firms must be formidably efficient to overcome these handicaps and offer facilities at the same or lower prices .

Competition for the lowest price and consolidation in the health-care industry are making things worse.

Selling direct, by mail order and on the telephone, is cost effective, which means low prices for recession-strapped customers.

At the same time, competition increased from rivals charging lower prices , forcing Motorola to cut its own prices.

priority

But these facts are not indicative of a significantly lower priority , nor necessarily of a substantially more modest achievement.

Counselors described career planning as a low priority and admitted that they had minimal training in labor-market analyses or career guidance.

Music is generally accorded a low priority and is underfunded, and standards of performance are unsatisfactory in many places.

Because black mom-and-pop stores ordered and sold relatively little inventory at a given time, they were low priority .

This would be true nomatterwhat lower priority objectives were involved.

Some things need to be dealt with first and others are of lower priority and can wait.

They were perhaps justified in their anger at the relatively low priority accorded to older people.

It must be a proper justification which shows that your time is not likely to be wasted on a low priority .

profile

We would have to keep a low profile .

I tried to keep a low profile , but people gave me all sorts of unsolicited comments.

The latter assumes a low profile and concentrates on the pastoral approach.

After one recent ad campaign the chairman of Mexfam stepped down, insisting that Mexfam adopt a lower profile .

One solution would be to shut up and keep a low profile .

His nickname, which he despises, illustrates his low profile .

However, equally I believe that it should be spearheaded by teachers and others should keep a low profile .

Then while on their travels, they maintain lower profiles .

rate

Probably because of the very much greater stick forces and lower rates of pitch occurring in most light aircraft.

And, if the lower rates succeed in improving the economy, corporate profits will rise.

In order to lock into today's low rates potential borrowers will have to agree to marginally higher rates than are really current.

The lower rates may be a better deal for most employers, but health coverage could be cut back too.

In contrast, petty theft has a very low rate of reporting to the police, and a low detection rate.

Today the annual addition is nearly twice that number and still increasing, despite lower rates of population growth.

We attribute our low rate of false positivity to the use of age matched controls.

Police crime figures always show much lower rates , because forces do not record every incident reported to them.

risk

The ability to run these huge positions, which were quite low risk , depended on cheap debt.

Three levels of damage are: Stage 1: Surface damage with low risk of serious repercussions.

Married women whose husbands provided the support expected of them, however, had a low risk of depression following life events.

Building society business is low risk because all the lending is secured and mortgage holders pay on time.

Co-trimoxazole was associated with lower risks of severe events in all strata.

This will reduce the statistical power of detecting adverse effects that could be quantitatively important when used in low risk situations.

But remember it is lower risk - not no risk.

Britain - after the traumas of the 1960s - looked for a modest space policy, low profile and low risk .

speed

This is illegal as they have a lower speed rating than the vehicle requires.

On low speed , gently blend in flour, cup at a time.

But of course the foam system had better switch itself off automatically at low speeds .

In an electric mixer, at low speed , soften the cream cheese.

For motors with a large number of phases the torque reduction at low speeds is less pronounced.

At really low speeds , the speed-sensitive steering is oversensitive and handling becomes an unfeeling waffle.

Practising aerobatics and spinning will help to overcome any misgivings you may have about flying in steep turns at low speeds .

Beat on low speed with electric mixer for 30 seconds.

standard

This fact may to some extent explain the low standards of care and privacy sometimes experienced.

Conversely, they were punished with a lower standard of living and consequent lower status if they chose to have large ones.

But heads and teachers complain just as much about low standards among employers.

Q: Do crews of bargain airlines have lower standards ?

This dual negative combination may indicate a lower standard of research conducted in these departments. 7.9 Productivity.

They often receive a far lower standard of care than patients in this country.

This means that society is increasingly experiencing a lower standard of living than would be possible without rising levels of unemployment.

A lower classification does not imply lower standards .

status

A small part of law work, and that of a very low status , is concerned with the working class.

Conversely, they were punished with a lower standard of living and consequent lower status if they chose to have large ones.

We shall consider two possible causal factors: being female and being in a low status job.

There is an arrow showing that those in low status jobs are more likely to go absent.

Successful human students have high serotonin levels; people of low status tend to have low serotonin levels.

These quite explicitly linked vocational education with the low status black people were expected to occupy in the social hierarchy.

The consequence of all this is bound to be the persisting low status of this work.

It is also quite conceivable that they could be caused inpart by stressful, low status jobs.

tax

In addition they called for lower taxes , free health care, cheaper housing loans and increased spending on state-owned industries.

Presidents have been promising lower taxes since Washington crossed the Delaware by hand in a row boat.

Income tax thresholds were raised from G$10,000 to G$48,000 with lower tax rates planned to offset the withdrawal of personal allowances.

Republican voters say they want low taxes and prudent spending cuts.

But lower taxes and a prudent approach to borrowing do not mean public spending fall; quite the reverse.

To many voters, that means lower taxes .

And once tax evasion becomes a habit it will continue even after lower tax rates are introduced.

People want just taxes , more than they want lower taxes.

temperature

This means that large fibrous structures form near T m, whereas greater numbers of small spherulites grow at lower temperatures .

The heat can penetrate combustible materials, alter their composition and make them ignite at lower temperatures .

C, as they seem more susceptible to the disease when kept at lower temperatures .

Bake in 450-degree oven for 15 minutes, then lower temperature to 325 degrees and bake 25 minutes more.

It does well at the lower temperature , and will take some time to adapt to the temperatures above 70°F.

It resists high and low temperatures .

Some formulations, incorporating a solvent normally glycol ether, have a useful low temperature activity.

Calcium chloride, another useful salt, will melt ice at even lower temperatures .

tide

At Lyness, the Thorsvoe noses in on the low tide .

It hit us at lower tide .

The two sides reached a stand-off at low tide on Tuesday but tempers flared and punches were thrown.

The stench of low tide hung over the entire area, from the river all the way over to the Five Points.

She imagined the castle, at low tide , grey, black, then silver in the changing light.

It was always low tide in the Five Points.

Occasionally, the clouds, cleared and I was able to film mink scavenging along the rocky shoreline at low tide .

And winter months offer spectacular low tides .

value

The result - heavy industry and low value added production kept going long past its time, ineffectually, by subsidy.

The low value attached to girl children is suggested by Rahima, a laundress who lives in Dhaka.

The extremes of a statistical distribution represent unpredictably rare individual events, which have very low values of statistical probability.

His bill will be just £273 - £100 less than the bill for the lowest value property in Langbaurgh.

Most flyers prefer to retain some gyro effect but this will normally be a lower value than in the purely hovering mode.

The method of attribution by provenance works best with coinages of a small scale or a low value , such as bronze coinage.

Both sets of data have been normalised such that the lowest value is equal to 1.

That's what they call the high and low value of the stock in a stock swap such as this.

voice

Eddie and Sandie are talking to each other in low voices .

The Brownies waited obediently, talking excitedly in low voices of what had happened.

Bud Simmons got up, scattering recipes to the floor, and spoke in a low voice to Harry Nelson.

Two of them shook their heads and consulted with each other in low voices .

Then he said something in a very low voice , while gesturing at the bruiser with the wallet.

A number of people were walking quietly to and fro, studying the architecture, referring to guide-books and conversing in low voices .

They were allowed to speak to each other in low voices but never to interrupt an adult.

water

It was near low water now, and I had to get the dinghy afloat.

No low water no back water no anchor ice.

At times of particularly low water supplies, a steam engine was used to power the mill via a drive belt.

They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water .

What ever the bone type, however, Dodson found that very low water velocities were sufficient to move small mammal bones.

Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.

Waterwheels could not function at low water , so adjustable wheels were made.

Tidal schemes have the advantage of regularity, an integrated electricity system could organise itself according to high and low water .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be at a low ebb

I was at my lowest ebb after the kidney surgery.

Basic research on petrochemicals was at a low ebb around 1980.

He came in when the lads were at a low ebb somewhere on the ocean bed.

Idei is overhauling a corporate structure Sony introduced in mid-1994 when its fortunes were at a low ebb .

Interest in religion seemed to be at a low ebb .

Self-confidence can be at a low ebb if you've just been told to p ... off by an embittered pedestrian.

be high/low on a list (of sth)

have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of sb/sth

All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.

He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.

Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a low opinion of lawmakers.

She does not seem to have a high opinion of married life.

high-backed/straight-backed/low-backed etc

high/low mark

Expect him to finish the season on a higher mark .

Job sharers scored high marks on problem solving, team work and flexibility and demonstrated greater resilience in the face of setbacks.

Newhome sales were slightly below the high marks of the late 1970s.

She also gives high marks to manager Dusty Baker.

The company received fairly high marks in Clark County, where it began managing mental health services in January 1996.

The formula attains a high mark when a diversity of variables is woven into a unified design.

This is how to do it - and earn high marks !

high/low water

But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water .

The chief drawback to small-scale silage-making is the extra physical work involved in handling the green crop with its high water content.

They currently pay some of the highest water charges in the country.

They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water .

They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.

Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.

Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?

high/low watermark

Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.

keep a low profile

Many of the exiles have married, taken jobs, and generally kept a low profile.

She's keeping a low profile until the scandal is forgotten.

Western visitors to the region are asked to keep a low profile.

Apple kept a low profile for the first few days of the conference, making no major announcements or product introductions.

But since then they have kept a low profile and not made their findings public.

During the event Clinton will keep a low profile.

I decided to keep a low profile, after all I was a guest.

Kendall keeps a low profile, refusing to grant on-the-record interviews with the news media.

Like every really smart lobbyist, Boggs knows the importance of being subtle and of keeping a low profile.

There was nothing she could do about it, other than keep a low profile and stay well out of his way.

With police apparently keeping a low profile, the violence intensified during the night.

keep a low profile

Apple kept a low profile for the first few days of the conference, making no major announcements or product introductions.

But since then they have kept a low profile and not made their findings public.

During the event Clinton will keep a low profile .

I decided to keep a low profile , after all I was a guest.

Kendall keeps a low profile , refusing to grant on-the-record interviews with the news media.

Like every really smart lobbyist, Boggs knows the importance of being subtle and of keeping a low profile .

There was nothing she could do about it, other than keep a low profile and stay well out of his way.

With police apparently keeping a low profile , the violence intensified during the night.

lay sb low

The infection laid her low for a month.

lie low

Brown seems to be lying low until the controversy passes.

If you don't want to go back to jail, you'd better lie low for a while.

Weaver had been lying low at his sister's apartment for the past week.

Anne thought Nina had found a hiding place and was lying low.

But he knew something about lying low.

But Phil will never miss his football, not even if he has to lie low for a couple of months.

Find a place to lie low.

For the students it becomes a period of morbid hibernation, lying low and waiting out the years.

Mr Mitterrand, meanwhile, is lying low.

Then we lay low for a while.

look/search high and low

We looked high and low for Sandy but couldn't find her.

He had searched high and low for these.

Throughout her letters, Clappe was searching high and low for a room of her own.

You say you have looked high and low for new building sites but let me tell you there are some.

low blow

He respected Ray and his willingness to fight for his ideals, but this was a low blow .

Trinidad was warned for low blows twice by referee Mitch Halpern.

low man on the totem pole

lower the tone (of sth)

Far from lowering the tone, the changes are set to improve it.

lower your eyes/head

A nurse took her arm and led her to a chair, commanding her to lower her head.

Gao Yang lowered his head, sending drops of cooled sweat sliding Jown the tree to the ground.

He lowered his head on to the table; the marble felt fresh in contact with his flushed skin.

It made a small noise in its nostrils, then lowered its head slightly, as if bowing to her.

Kathleen Lavender lowered her head, in tears of distress.

The horse must be taught to lower his head and find balance on his hocks.

When Ray finished, he passed the microphone and lowered his head.

When we meet, she lowers her head and scoots by, but I can see the tears in her eyes.

lower yourself

Corrigan took them and lowered himself.

He slid into schooling like an athlete lowering himself into a whirlpool, feeling the heat deep in his tissue.

Hindered by scolding women and jeering men, the soldiers lowered themselves into the cramped crawl spaces.

I lower myself into the chair, keeping as far away as possible.

I gave Becky to them and lowered myself into the water.

Police were called to the shop in Southampton after a passer-by spotted Urben lowering himself through the roof into the showroom.

She lowered herself to the beam, one leg down, the other forward.

The hood framed her expressive face, emphasising the grimace of determination before she lowered herself into the starting blocks.

raise/lower the tone (of sth)

Far from lowering the tone , the changes are set to improve it.

sb's stock is high/low

Simon's stock is high in the network news business.

sink so low

How could he have sunk so low?

Because she had never sunk so low, and never would.

Don't let yourself sink so low again - come and talk to me or to the doctor.

Few bands sink so low, few soar this high.

Probably because even she had not expected him to sink so low.

She had not sunk so low as to join the ranks of that sisterhood!

the higher/lower reaches of sth

A booming hearty from the higher reaches of Personnel fills our glasses and remembers nearly everyone's name.

A clutch of them have clawed their way to the higher reaches of educational administration.

But in the higher reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, there is nowhere to hide.

Councillor Enderby had all the fluency of a life spent in the lower reaches of local government.

It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.

Quality flounder from the lower reaches of Poole harbour.

She could either turn round, or brazen her way past the pressmen to the lower reaches of the parkland.

There's many more like them, and not just in the lower reaches of the Football League.

the lower orders

For example, the first rise in expectations of the lower orders would be for more and better food before manufactured goods.

For the most part the lower orders depended on selling their labour.

Gin was, after all, commercially produced and consumed only by the lower orders.

He shows no urge to rub shoulders with the lower orders but, if anything, a tendency to keep his distance.

Journalists believed that their message could reach even the lower orders.

The riots of 1736, too, had crystallized general resentments of the lower orders.

We must have the freedom to make our mills successful, so that we can offer the lower orders employment.

When friendships finally became possible for him they were with children of the lower orders.

the lower orders

For example, the first rise in expectations of the lower orders would be for more and better food before manufactured goods.

For the most part the lower orders depended on selling their labour.

Gin was, after all, commercially produced and consumed only by the lower orders .

He shows no urge to rub shoulders with the lower orders but, if anything, a tendency to keep his distance.

Journalists believed that their message could reach even the lower orders .

The riots of 1736, too, had crystallized general resentments of the lower orders .

We must have the freedom to make our mills successful, so that we can offer the lower orders employment.

When friendships finally became possible for him they were with children of the lower orders .

the lowest common denominator

They produce trashy TV programs that appeal to the lowest common denominator.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

'Take care,' he said in a low voice.

low -cost housing

Low interest rates mean good news for home owners.

a low -risk investment

a low -salt diet

a low building

a low fence

A low humming noise was coming from the refrigerator.

a low income

Farm workers are complaining about long hours and low wages.

For our anniversary, let's go to a restaurant with low lights and soft music.

Gripping his stomach, he let out a low moan.

He's been on a low -cholesterol diet since his heart attack.

He's got quite a low singing voice.

I'm going to trim some of the low branches.

I've been feeling pretty low since he left.

I can't sing the low notes.

In the middle of the room was a low table.

It's a good time to buy a computer, because prices are low .

It was a while before Samuel's eyes got used to the low lighting of the intensive care unit.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Around 30 bikes were crashed, most at low speed.

Could resources be combined efficiently or different resources be used so that the same activities could be produced at lower costs?

Details of decorative paintwork were visible on his left side although only the lower portion of the work could be seen clearly.

Families struggling on low incomes can get help from the scheme provided at least one adult is working at least 24 hours a week.

It rejected, in somewhat scathing terms, the owners' proposals for a combination of longer hours and lower wages.

The Schaumburg, Illinois, company blamed the earnings decline on lower prices and slower sales.

This kept my lower body warm, but I had to cover the rest of myself with a comforter.

Thus the movement is striking at the early stages: nursery school, kindergarten, and the lower grades.

II. adverb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

She sang low and sweetly.

The plane flew low over the fields.

The sun sank low on the horizon.

Turn lights down low .

We had to bend down low to get through the opening.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

If I were laid low tomorrow you wouldn't have to worry.

Key questions the new trials aim to answer are: Should low yielding areas get more?

III. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

historic

This year's figure of 81,000 tonnes was already a historic low .

Because demand is so high, the number of listings is at a historic low , too.

The number of redundancies recorded last year reached a historic low of 250,000.

The official discount rate is at a historic low of 0. 50 percent.

new

Mr Hague has dragged political debate down to a new low .

Until the sudden reversal, the Nasdaq had been falling steadily and more than 200 stocks had hit new lows .

Confrderate hopes hit a new low .

postwar

The dollar has risen 30 percent since its plunge to a postwar low of 79. 75 yen last April.

New housing starts dropped to postwar lows .

record

The president's popularity ratings are at a record low .

■ NOUN

time

The pound set an all-\#time low of 2. 1677 marks on Nov. 17.

■ VERB

fall

The shares fell to a low of Euros 1.69 but steadied to close 5.1 per cent down at Euros 1.84.

Crime in Chicago has fallen to a nine-year low , with a 4.9 % drop last year compared with 1999.

Confidence in government has fallen to record lows .

Last year, it fell to a low of 1893. 63 and climbed to a high of 2320. 22.

hit

Prices hit 20-year lows at the start of this month and producers are reluctant to sell at these levels.

Until the sudden reversal, the Nasdaq had been falling steadily and more than 200 stocks had hit new lows .

Already the euro has regained 8 % against the dollar since it hit a low in October.

It hit its all-time low of 5.5 million tons in 1932.

Confrderate hopes hit a new low .

reach

The Conference Board's index of consumer confidence also fell, for the third month running, reaching a two-year low .

On the London Metal Exchange, inventories climbed slightly after reaching a low of 525, 625 metric tons in mid-October.

The number of redundancies recorded last year reached a historic low of 250,000.

Crime also reached a national low .

The following year the group plunged into losses and its shares reached a low of 4.5p.

sink

The dollar had sunk to intraday lows of 1. 4362 marks and 104. 42 yen.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be at a low ebb

I was at my lowest ebb after the kidney surgery.

Basic research on petrochemicals was at a low ebb around 1980.

He came in when the lads were at a low ebb somewhere on the ocean bed.

Idei is overhauling a corporate structure Sony introduced in mid-1994 when its fortunes were at a low ebb .

Interest in religion seemed to be at a low ebb .

Self-confidence can be at a low ebb if you've just been told to p ... off by an embittered pedestrian.

be high/low on a list (of sth)

have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of sb/sth

All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.

He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.

Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a low opinion of lawmakers.

She does not seem to have a high opinion of married life.

high/low mark

Expect him to finish the season on a higher mark .

Job sharers scored high marks on problem solving, team work and flexibility and demonstrated greater resilience in the face of setbacks.

Newhome sales were slightly below the high marks of the late 1970s.

She also gives high marks to manager Dusty Baker.

The company received fairly high marks in Clark County, where it began managing mental health services in January 1996.

The formula attains a high mark when a diversity of variables is woven into a unified design.

This is how to do it - and earn high marks !

high/low water

But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water .

The chief drawback to small-scale silage-making is the extra physical work involved in handling the green crop with its high water content.

They currently pay some of the highest water charges in the country.

They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water .

They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.

Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.

Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?

high/low watermark

Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.

keep a low profile

Many of the exiles have married, taken jobs, and generally kept a low profile.

She's keeping a low profile until the scandal is forgotten.

Western visitors to the region are asked to keep a low profile.

Apple kept a low profile for the first few days of the conference, making no major announcements or product introductions.

But since then they have kept a low profile and not made their findings public.

During the event Clinton will keep a low profile.

I decided to keep a low profile, after all I was a guest.

Kendall keeps a low profile, refusing to grant on-the-record interviews with the news media.

Like every really smart lobbyist, Boggs knows the importance of being subtle and of keeping a low profile.

There was nothing she could do about it, other than keep a low profile and stay well out of his way.

With police apparently keeping a low profile, the violence intensified during the night.

keep a low profile

Apple kept a low profile for the first few days of the conference, making no major announcements or product introductions.

But since then they have kept a low profile and not made their findings public.

During the event Clinton will keep a low profile .

I decided to keep a low profile , after all I was a guest.

Kendall keeps a low profile , refusing to grant on-the-record interviews with the news media.

Like every really smart lobbyist, Boggs knows the importance of being subtle and of keeping a low profile .

There was nothing she could do about it, other than keep a low profile and stay well out of his way.

With police apparently keeping a low profile , the violence intensified during the night.

lay sb low

The infection laid her low for a month.

lie low

Brown seems to be lying low until the controversy passes.

If you don't want to go back to jail, you'd better lie low for a while.

Weaver had been lying low at his sister's apartment for the past week.

Anne thought Nina had found a hiding place and was lying low.

But he knew something about lying low.

But Phil will never miss his football, not even if he has to lie low for a couple of months.

Find a place to lie low.

For the students it becomes a period of morbid hibernation, lying low and waiting out the years.

Mr Mitterrand, meanwhile, is lying low.

Then we lay low for a while.

look/search high and low

We looked high and low for Sandy but couldn't find her.

He had searched high and low for these.

Throughout her letters, Clappe was searching high and low for a room of her own.

You say you have looked high and low for new building sites but let me tell you there are some.

low blow

He respected Ray and his willingness to fight for his ideals, but this was a low blow .

Trinidad was warned for low blows twice by referee Mitch Halpern.

low man on the totem pole

lower the tone (of sth)

Far from lowering the tone, the changes are set to improve it.

lower your eyes/head

A nurse took her arm and led her to a chair, commanding her to lower her head.

Gao Yang lowered his head, sending drops of cooled sweat sliding Jown the tree to the ground.

He lowered his head on to the table; the marble felt fresh in contact with his flushed skin.

It made a small noise in its nostrils, then lowered its head slightly, as if bowing to her.

Kathleen Lavender lowered her head, in tears of distress.

The horse must be taught to lower his head and find balance on his hocks.

When Ray finished, he passed the microphone and lowered his head.

When we meet, she lowers her head and scoots by, but I can see the tears in her eyes.

lower yourself

Corrigan took them and lowered himself.

He slid into schooling like an athlete lowering himself into a whirlpool, feeling the heat deep in his tissue.

Hindered by scolding women and jeering men, the soldiers lowered themselves into the cramped crawl spaces.

I lower myself into the chair, keeping as far away as possible.

I gave Becky to them and lowered myself into the water.

Police were called to the shop in Southampton after a passer-by spotted Urben lowering himself through the roof into the showroom.

She lowered herself to the beam, one leg down, the other forward.

The hood framed her expressive face, emphasising the grimace of determination before she lowered herself into the starting blocks.

sb's stock is high/low

Simon's stock is high in the network news business.

sink so low

How could he have sunk so low?

Because she had never sunk so low, and never would.

Don't let yourself sink so low again - come and talk to me or to the doctor.

Few bands sink so low, few soar this high.

Probably because even she had not expected him to sink so low.

She had not sunk so low as to join the ranks of that sisterhood!

the higher/lower reaches of sth

A booming hearty from the higher reaches of Personnel fills our glasses and remembers nearly everyone's name.

A clutch of them have clawed their way to the higher reaches of educational administration.

But in the higher reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, there is nowhere to hide.

Councillor Enderby had all the fluency of a life spent in the lower reaches of local government.

It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.

Quality flounder from the lower reaches of Poole harbour.

She could either turn round, or brazen her way past the pressmen to the lower reaches of the parkland.

There's many more like them, and not just in the lower reaches of the Football League.

the lower orders

For example, the first rise in expectations of the lower orders would be for more and better food before manufactured goods.

For the most part the lower orders depended on selling their labour.

Gin was, after all, commercially produced and consumed only by the lower orders.

He shows no urge to rub shoulders with the lower orders but, if anything, a tendency to keep his distance.

Journalists believed that their message could reach even the lower orders.

The riots of 1736, too, had crystallized general resentments of the lower orders.

We must have the freedom to make our mills successful, so that we can offer the lower orders employment.

When friendships finally became possible for him they were with children of the lower orders.

the lower orders

For example, the first rise in expectations of the lower orders would be for more and better food before manufactured goods.

For the most part the lower orders depended on selling their labour.

Gin was, after all, commercially produced and consumed only by the lower orders .

He shows no urge to rub shoulders with the lower orders but, if anything, a tendency to keep his distance.

Journalists believed that their message could reach even the lower orders .

The riots of 1736, too, had crystallized general resentments of the lower orders .

We must have the freedom to make our mills successful, so that we can offer the lower orders employment.

When friendships finally became possible for him they were with children of the lower orders .

the lowest common denominator

They produce trashy TV programs that appeal to the lowest common denominator.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A low is making its way over the Mid-Atlantic states.

The overnight low will be 25° F.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Confrderate hopes hit a new low .

His celebrity status gave him access to the Hollywood highs - and lows.

Its record low was 78. 19, set Sept. 2, 1992.

Julia Knights reports on the highs and lows of harvest 2000.

The market is also highly sensitive because trading volumes are running close to 10-year lows.

The official discount rate is at a historic low of 0. 50 percent.

The Tide tables can not be relied on for precise highs and lows of the tides.

IV. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be at a low ebb

I was at my lowest ebb after the kidney surgery.

Basic research on petrochemicals was at a low ebb around 1980.

He came in when the lads were at a low ebb somewhere on the ocean bed.

Idei is overhauling a corporate structure Sony introduced in mid-1994 when its fortunes were at a low ebb .

Interest in religion seemed to be at a low ebb .

Self-confidence can be at a low ebb if you've just been told to p ... off by an embittered pedestrian.

be high/low on a list (of sth)

have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of sb/sth

All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.

He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.

Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a low opinion of lawmakers.

She does not seem to have a high opinion of married life.

high-backed/straight-backed/low-backed etc

high/low mark

Expect him to finish the season on a higher mark .

Job sharers scored high marks on problem solving, team work and flexibility and demonstrated greater resilience in the face of setbacks.

Newhome sales were slightly below the high marks of the late 1970s.

She also gives high marks to manager Dusty Baker.

The company received fairly high marks in Clark County, where it began managing mental health services in January 1996.

The formula attains a high mark when a diversity of variables is woven into a unified design.

This is how to do it - and earn high marks !

high/low water

But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water .

The chief drawback to small-scale silage-making is the extra physical work involved in handling the green crop with its high water content.

They currently pay some of the highest water charges in the country.

They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water .

They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.

Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.

Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?

high/low watermark

Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.

keep a low profile

Many of the exiles have married, taken jobs, and generally kept a low profile.

She's keeping a low profile until the scandal is forgotten.

Western visitors to the region are asked to keep a low profile.

Apple kept a low profile for the first few days of the conference, making no major announcements or product introductions.

But since then they have kept a low profile and not made their findings public.

During the event Clinton will keep a low profile.

I decided to keep a low profile, after all I was a guest.

Kendall keeps a low profile, refusing to grant on-the-record interviews with the news media.

Like every really smart lobbyist, Boggs knows the importance of being subtle and of keeping a low profile.

There was nothing she could do about it, other than keep a low profile and stay well out of his way.

With police apparently keeping a low profile, the violence intensified during the night.

keep a low profile

Apple kept a low profile for the first few days of the conference, making no major announcements or product introductions.

But since then they have kept a low profile and not made their findings public.

During the event Clinton will keep a low profile .

I decided to keep a low profile , after all I was a guest.

Kendall keeps a low profile , refusing to grant on-the-record interviews with the news media.

Like every really smart lobbyist, Boggs knows the importance of being subtle and of keeping a low profile .

There was nothing she could do about it, other than keep a low profile and stay well out of his way.

With police apparently keeping a low profile , the violence intensified during the night.

look/search high and low

We looked high and low for Sandy but couldn't find her.

He had searched high and low for these.

Throughout her letters, Clappe was searching high and low for a room of her own.

You say you have looked high and low for new building sites but let me tell you there are some.

low blow

He respected Ray and his willingness to fight for his ideals, but this was a low blow .

Trinidad was warned for low blows twice by referee Mitch Halpern.

low man on the totem pole

raise/lower the tone (of sth)

Far from lowering the tone , the changes are set to improve it.

sb's stock is high/low

Simon's stock is high in the network news business.

the higher/lower reaches of sth

A booming hearty from the higher reaches of Personnel fills our glasses and remembers nearly everyone's name.

A clutch of them have clawed their way to the higher reaches of educational administration.

But in the higher reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, there is nowhere to hide.

Councillor Enderby had all the fluency of a life spent in the lower reaches of local government.

It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.

Quality flounder from the lower reaches of Poole harbour.

She could either turn round, or brazen her way past the pressmen to the lower reaches of the parkland.

There's many more like them, and not just in the lower reaches of the Football League.

the lower orders

For example, the first rise in expectations of the lower orders would be for more and better food before manufactured goods.

For the most part the lower orders depended on selling their labour.

Gin was, after all, commercially produced and consumed only by the lower orders.

He shows no urge to rub shoulders with the lower orders but, if anything, a tendency to keep his distance.

Journalists believed that their message could reach even the lower orders.

The riots of 1736, too, had crystallized general resentments of the lower orders.

We must have the freedom to make our mills successful, so that we can offer the lower orders employment.

When friendships finally became possible for him they were with children of the lower orders.

the lower orders

For example, the first rise in expectations of the lower orders would be for more and better food before manufactured goods.

For the most part the lower orders depended on selling their labour.

Gin was, after all, commercially produced and consumed only by the lower orders .

He shows no urge to rub shoulders with the lower orders but, if anything, a tendency to keep his distance.

Journalists believed that their message could reach even the lower orders .

The riots of 1736, too, had crystallized general resentments of the lower orders .

We must have the freedom to make our mills successful, so that we can offer the lower orders employment.

When friendships finally became possible for him they were with children of the lower orders .

the lowest common denominator

They produce trashy TV programs that appeal to the lowest common denominator.

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