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"measure up" in British English

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(Definition of measure up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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measure up

phrasal verb with measure  us   /ˈmeʒ·ər/ verb
to be as good as something ​else or as good as ​expected: We ​compared the ​movie we made to some of the other ​students' ​films to ​see how it measured up.
(Definition of measure up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"measure up" in Business English

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measure up

phrasal verb with measure uk   us   /ˈmeʒər/ verb
[I] to be good enough, or as good as someone or something else: If new ​staffmeasure up after six months, they are ​offered a ​permanentcontract.measure up to sth Unfortunately, the ​productionquality didn't ​measure up to our ​expectations.
(Definition of measure up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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