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Synonyms for lowball

make a deliberately low estimate

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I don't get insulted when someone lowballs," Breitenbach said.
He explained the strategy: The company lowballs settlement offers to claimants who hire lawyers, and if they file suit instead of accepting the offer, Allstate fast-tracks the cases for trial and litigates "aggressively," even if its costs exceed the alleged damages.
A new auditor lowballs in order to become the incumbent auditor and capture this future rent stream.
SS developed a model of lowballing and reporting behavior where auditor heterogeneity with respect to audit cost and quality caused lowball pricing that could impact audit reporting decisions.
Many utility analysts and industry insiders say that public numbers about trades are severe lowballs, because many trades are done through private contracts or intrautility (where a utility trades credits among different stacks, all of which it owns).