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cutting the mustard

phrase
present participle of cut the mustard

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to reach a desired level of accomplishment
  • a college footballer who couldn't cut the mustard in the professional leagues

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“Cutting the mustard.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cutting%20the%20mustard. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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