up to standard

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of up to standard

:good enough
  • His work is not up to standard.

Word by Word Definitions

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

standard play
  1. : a conspicuous object (such as a banner) formerly carried at the top of a pole and used to mark a rallying point especially in battle or to serve as an emblem

  2. : a long narrow tapering flag that is personal to an individual or corporation and bears heraldic devices

  3. : the personal flag of the head of a state or of a member of a royal family

  1. : constituting or conforming to a standard especially as established by law or custom

  2. : sound and usable but not of top quality

  3. : regularly and widely used, available, or supplied


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