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Measure up   /mˈɛʒər əp/   Listen
Measure up

Prove capable or fit; meet requirements.  Synonym: qualify.

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"Measure up" Quotes from Famous Books

... not depends upon how near we live up to what is expected of us. The first of each month, a person should sit down and examine the progress he has made. If he has not come up to "expectations" he should discover the reason, and by extra exertion measure up to what is demanded next time. Every time that we fall behind what we planned to do, we lose just so much for that time is gone forever. We may find a reason for doing it, but most excuses are poor substitutes for action. Most ...
— The Power of Concentration • Theron Q. Dumont

... with implicit obedience you may yet fail to measure up to that high standard of duty which is at once the pride and glory of every true soldier. Not until you carry out the desires and wishes of your superiors in a hearty, willing, and cheerful manner are you meeting all the requirements of your profession. For an order is ...
— Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry • War Department

Words linked to "Measure up" :   answer, suffice, serve, do

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