measure up

verb
measured up; measuring up; measures up

Definition of measure up

intransitive verb

1 : to have necessary or fitting qualifications often used with to
2 : to be the equal (as in ability) used with to

First Known Use of measure up

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Measure up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/measure%20up. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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