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The act or performance which is substandard in one's capability.

An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output:
An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:

Alexander, as an upperclassman in this medical arts school, your performance yesterday in the exercise; Presenting your patient was far below your capability!

Additional definitions for 'lay an egg':

lay an eggTo produce a failure or flop; to do something which is unsuccessful.
lay an eggTo produce an egg.
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