A few weeks ago we posted an article with different expressions using ‘’high’’. Well, it’s the turn of its opposite number ‘’low’’.
The sun was low in the sky. (not far from the ground) The plane was flying low.
She was wearing a low neck sweater. (very much below the neck)
Several expressions meaning below or less than the average amount, level or value:
low exam marks
low forms of life
speaking in a low voice
Feeling sad or depressed (I’m feeling rather low.)
Not very good (He has a very low opinion of himself.)
Not bright (The lights were so low you could hardly see anybody.)
Not honest (She mixes with pretty low types.)
In vehicles (You need to get into a low gear when going up steep slopes.)
To underestimate the cost, value, etc. of something (He lowballed the cost of restoring his house and he was left almost bankrupt.)
Poor quality (low class consumer products)
The real facts about something (John, give me the lowdown on who’s coming to the wedding.)
The cheaper end of a range of products (A lot of people have to buy food at the low end of the range available.)
Not intended to attract much attention (They wanted their engagement to be a low-key affair.)
Receiving little attention (A low profile electoral campaign)
Little or no risk of danger, damage, etc. (A low risk investment)
The time of the year when tourists visit places much less (Low season resorts tend to be cheaper.)
Not involving modern technology (Low-tech electrical appliances)
We could go on but these are probably the highest frequency uses of this word. Try to use them in your next English class or visit to Britain or elsewhere. You’re sure to get a high out of it!!!
Happy English learning!!