Idiom: measure up
Idiom: measure up (to someone/something)
- to be as good as someone or something else
- My father never thought I’d measure up as a businessman because I was so shy and timid but I’ve been more successful than he is.
- My mother never thought I measured up to my older sister no matter how well I did.
- Lady Gaga’s latest CD does not measure up to the last.
- Unfortunately, this work doesn't measure up to our standards and we'll have to ask the consultant to do a re-write.
- Trying to measure up to your requirements is impossible. I quit.
- It wasn't a good idea to put my son in an advanced math class. He was doing well in the regular course and now his morale is down because he's not measuring up.
- It's easier for our youngest to measure up to his siblings' swimming records because we've learned a lot of things about training and conditioning from their experiences.
- It was depressing to be at a top university where I couldn't measure up to my classmates.
- With photo editing, it's impossible for women to measure up to fake standards but we try anyway and it's causing serious mental health problems.
- make the grade
- pass muster
- make the cut
- come up to snuff
- fill the bill
- make the cut
- amount to
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