set a standard

This page is about the collocation set a standard

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to set or establish a certain level of quality

For example

  • Which department sets the standard for water and air quality in the city?

  • Our captain sets a very high standard in terms of effort and commitment.

A related collocation is "set an example"

Quick Quiz

If a diving coach sets high standards, he expects his divers to

a. dive very well

b. dive fairly well

c. dive from great heights

Contributor: Matt Errey