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measure up

Meaning: to be good enough or to be of the required standard

For example:

  • measure up If Jacob doesn't measure up, we'll have to let him go and find someone else to do the job.

  • measure up Do you think the new Rolling Stones album measures up to the standards of their older music?

Quick Quiz:

If most of the people in a democracy think that a politician doesn't measure up, they'll probably
  1. vote them back
  2. vote them out
  3. vote them in again

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