Meaning of “live up to sth” in the English Dictionary

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"live up to sth" in British English

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live up to sth

phrasal verb with live uk /lɪv/ us /lɪv/ verb

B2 to be as good as something:

The concert was brilliant - it lived up to all our expectations.

More examples

  • He never managed to live up to his parents' expectations.
  • David's cooking was brilliant - we'll never live up to that.
  • I feel it's impossible to live up to his mother.
  • The Niagara falls lived up to all the publicity.
  • Did the holiday live up to your expectations?

(Definition of “live up to sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)