passes muster

phrase

present tense third-person singular of pass muster
as in flies
to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval His repeated insistence that "it wasn't me" doesn't pass muster.

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“Passes muster.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/passes%20muster. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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