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measure up


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

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They believe in traditional metrics of talent, and are willing to pay for those who measure up.

But how does it measure up against the best rap disses ever?

It would then be up to them to measure up to what might be a last opportunity for progress.

Let's take a tour of those studies and see how they measure up.

How does this measure up to past conventions as an activist?

He looked like a mountaineer and could hardly be expected to measure up to the bluegrass requirements of courtesy.

Undoubtedly McGee was in great form and he might well be expected to measure up to his best to-day.

"Even taller than Phil Tremont," she thought, and Phil was her standard of all that a man should measure up to in every way.

Brand's a stand-offish kind of cuss, but he don't measure up so much higher than other folks as what he thinks, mebbe.

According to the canons of perfection he did not measure up to the standard.


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