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bush league (adj.)

"mean, petty, unprofessional," 1906, from baseball slang for the small-town baseball clubs below the minor league where talent was developed (by 1903), from bush (n.) in the adjectival slang sense of "rural, provincial," which originally was simple description, not a value judgment.

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Definitions of bush league

bush league (n.)
a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball);
Synonyms: minor league / minors
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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