up to the mark


: up to the usual standard of performance, quality, etc. : as good as usual
usually used in negative statements
I haven't been feeling up to the mark lately.
His work hasn't been up to the mark.

Examples of up to the mark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apparently, those folks are not quite up to the mark. Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022 Many of Alexandria’s 185 miles of storm sewer pipes were constructed before those standards were introduced, so ongoing capacity efforts have focused on bringing those up to the mark. Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2021 Even as things are looking up now, experts had earlier said that the government’s measures to make Air India an attractive investment opportunity were not up to the mark. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, 21 Dec. 2020

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“Up to the mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20to%20the%20mark. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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