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Phrasal Verbs

live up to

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. terrible

b. brilliant

c. average

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