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Phrasal Verbs

measure up

This page is about the phrasal verb measure up


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

a. vote them back

b. vote them out

c. vote them in again
a) vote them back b) vote them out c) vote them in again

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