live up to


1. be as good as expected or promised






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live up to expectations

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To live up to something means to fulfil an expectation or an undertaking. If you live up to something it means you are as good as something else. You will most often hear this phrase used in the expression to live up to expectations, meaning to deliver what was expected.

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  1. I had heard so much about the new restaurant and it certainly lived up to expectations!

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  1. The supplier said that the goods would be here by this morning, but they have failed to live up to their promise.
  2. Kelly was a breath of fresh air when she first started working here, but she failed to live up to her early promise and was eventually let go.

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