bush-league

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bush-league not of the highest quality or sophistication
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Usage

In literature:

Back to the bush-league for yours!
"The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" by Zane Grey
We saw a smoke on an island three or four leagues off, and here also the bushes had been burned, but we found no other sign of inhabitants.
"Early Australian Voyages" by John Pinkerton
The great Ty Cobb first made them "sit up and take notice" in a bush league.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
So it has gone with many a bush-league belle.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
But I do think that in one respect New York is in the bush league, so to speak.
"Homeburg Memories" by George Helgesen Fitch
I formerly shot the pill in one of the bush leagues.
"The Broncho Rider Boys with Funston at Vera Cruz" by Frank Fowler
That didn't give him any license to unload bush-league stuff for the rest of his career, did it?
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
You have been with me high up in the snow on the ranges, and through leagues of shadowy bush.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Like everybody else that's played in the big leagues, he hates to go back to the bushes.
"Baseball Joe Around the World" by Lester Chadwick
You have been with me high up in the snow on the ranges, and through leagues of shadowy bush.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
The hills and glens and bush for leagues around abound in game.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
And then to think he'd go and spring a bush league trick like that.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
But what I've done up to now's been strictly bush league compared to this.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Out of the bush league .
A historian of bush league baseball.
Obama's Bush-League World The Nation.
Little League president thinks host actions are bush league.
It is not expected the league will discipline New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace for saying that the Jets "had to" knock Reggie Bush out of Sunday's game.
President George Herbert Walker Bush tried so hard this weekend to be just plain George: the neighbor in the tract house next door, a paneled-station-wagon, kids-in-the-back-seat, burgers-on-the-grill, Little League, God-loving kind of guy.
Will Ferrell's 'Semi-Pro' is mostly bush league.
Darren Bush led the River Cats to Pacific Coast League division titles the past two seasons.
Pretty heartless stuff—and pretty bush league.
Conditions at Augusta, Bush Field, GA. Major league umpire Jim Joyce has been beaten up for one reason, for being human.
FRISCO — Roy Oswalt was closer to the big leagues Tuesday than he's been in any of his starts yet, but only by way of the Bush.
After spending many weekends during the past several years attempting to augment my long-frozen salary as a bush league reporter/columnist by cranking out bush league books, I may soon find myself with a little time on my hands.
Out of the bush league.
10 Bush League No-Nos To Avoid on a New Job.
Check out this video of a bush-league pro wrestler in Rhode Island doing a backflip off the top ropes at an event on September 30th, and he lands directly on his head.
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