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make the grade

Definition of make the grade

  1. :  to be good enough or perform well enough to succeed <Many people apply for these positions, but only a few make the grade.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  a position in a scale of ranks or qualities

    :  a stage in a process

    :  a degree of severity in illness

  1. :  to arrange in grades :  sort

    :  to arrange in a scale or series

    :  to assign to a grade or assign a grade to

  1. :  being, involving, or yielding domestic animals of improved but not pure stock

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