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My start's somewhere down below
My middle's what sleep does bestow
My end's a value close enough
My whole's probably not that tough

What am I?

A Riley Riddle

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You are an:

UNDERESTIMATE

My start's somewhere down below

UNDER is a synonym for 'down below'.

My middle's what sleep does bestow

Sleep brings you REST.

My end's a value close enough

An ESTIMATE is an educated guess or an approximation ('close enough').

My whole's probably not that tough

An UNDERESTIMATE (i.e. something that has been underestimated) has been deemed 'probably not that tough' - but beware! Things aren't always what they seem, and may turn out tougher than you first think...

Post Script:

It seems from the title that the OP may have underestimated just how quickly this riddle would be solved!

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    $\begingroup$ More than 10 seconds! Shame... ;) ;) $\endgroup$ – Avi Jan 22 at 16:05
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    $\begingroup$ The third clue asks for a noun, and you gave an adjective. Perhaps lop off the last letter? $\endgroup$ – Acccumulation Jan 23 at 4:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Acccumulation The answer is close enough ;) $\endgroup$ – Earlien Jan 23 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Accumulation Agree, and changed! :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Jan 23 at 7:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Avi Feel free to roll back my answer to the one ending in -D if you prefer it... $\endgroup$ – Stiv Jan 23 at 7:41

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