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pass muster

Definition of pass muster

  1. :  to be judged as acceptable or good enough <These excuses will not pass muster.> <His cooking could pass muster in an expensive French restaurant.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  move, proceed, go

    :  to go away :  depart

    :  die

  1. :  a means (as an opening, road, or channel) by which a barrier may be passed or access to a place may be gained

    :  a low place in a mountain range

    :  a position to be held usually against odds

  1. :  realization

    :  the act or an instance of passing :  passage

    :  a usually distressing or bad state of affairs

  1. :  a representative specimen :  sample

    :  an act of assembling

    :  formal military inspection

  1. :  to cause to gather :  convene

    :  to call the roll of

    :  to bring together :  collect

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