to live up to someone's expectations

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of to live up to someone's expectations

: to do as well as someone expects one to do
  • He found it hard to live up to his parents' expectations.

Word by Word Definitions

live play
  1. : to be alive : have the life of an animal or plant

  2. : to continue alive

  3. : to maintain oneself : subsist

  1. : having life : living

  2. : existing in fact or reality : actual

  3. : exerting force or containing energy: such as

  1. : at the actual time of occurrence : during, from, or at a live production

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

expectation play expectations
  1. : the act or state of expecting : anticipation

  2. : something expected

  3. : basis for expecting : assurance


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