make the grade Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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make the grade

to ​perform well enough to ​succeed in something: Marvin ​wanted to be an ​actor, but he didn't make the grade.
(Definition of make the grade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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