up to par


: good enough : as good as expected or wanted
She was checking to see if his work was up to par.
usually used in negative statements
His coursework is not up to par.
She's not feeling up to par.

Examples of up to par in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In our final test, the paring knife was up to par for hulling strawberries, producing a smooth cut with no resistance. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 20 Apr. 2023 Xavier comes out flat, DePaul's hot | Blue Demons lead the Musketeers 15-10, 15:14 1H Xavier's defense hasn't been up to par over the first few minutes. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2023 Saw some good throws from the QBs, but other times where the mechanics weren’t up to par. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 27 Feb. 2023 As a result, nearly all high schools abandoned special workshop classes aimed at helping seniors with shaky math or writing skills to get up to par to earn a diploma. oregonlive, 8 Jan. 2023 But in today’s retail landscape, retailers can’t wait days or weeks to find out whether or not stores are up to par and have implemented all the initiatives that will enhance the customer experience. Jia Wertz, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2022 However, their run game has not been up to par this season. Mohammad Ahmad, cleveland, 13 Nov. 2022 But, this time her food wasn't up to par. Drake Bentley, Journal Sentinel, 21 Sep. 2022 All in all, while perhaps not up to par with last year (when Green, Sengun and Josh Christopher looked dominant), this was an extremely fun and encouraging Summer League for the Rockets providing a glimpse of the future. Rahat Huq, Chron, 18 July 2022 See More

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“Up to par.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20to%20par. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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