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live up to

Meaning: to be as good as expected

Synonym: match

For example:

  • live up to sth The movie was excellent. It lived up to all our expectations.

  • live up to sth She was a great golfer when she was a teenager, but she never lived up to the promise she had shown.

Quick Quiz:

The band has a lot to live up to because their first album was
  1. terrible
  2. brilliant
  3. average

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