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(adverb) to determine the size of (something) by measurement
measure up to to fulfil (expectations, standards, etc)

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Idioms and Phrases with measure up

measure up

1

Be the equal of, as in Is he a good enough actor to measure up to the other members of the cast? [Early 1900s]

2

Have the qualifications for, be of high enough quality for, as in His latest book hasn't measured up to the reviewers' expectations. [First half of 1900s]

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