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Old 07-10-2017, 09:51 PM
dstarfire dstarfire is offline
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I'm not aware of an english term for it, but I'd be very surprised if some foreign language doesn't a rather elegant depiction of it.

"Baseline" captures part of the issue. Your baseline (for the sink, at least) is what it looked like before you cleaned it, while your wife's baseline is the sink's condition before you shaved. Thus the final condition is improved from your baseline, but below your wife's baseline.