One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be as good as or equal to.‘she matches up to the challenges of the job’
- ‘The statistics of most of the old-timers don't match up to what guys are doing today.’
- ‘As far as pace is concerned, I don't think I have seen a single team that could match up to what we're doing.’
- ‘But how could anything match up to what are quite frankly the most enjoyable gigs we've ever been to?’
- ‘And one way to make us feel that we are lacking is by showing us images of people the majority of us do not match up to.’
- ‘So it seemed that, for me, anyway, poems were going to happen rarely if they were going to match up to what I would wish them to be.’
- ‘Sums given for flood relief have not matched up to even half of the needs of those left homeless, at risk, and without an income.’
- ‘Neil's job aspirations have not matched up to what was expected.’
- ‘As the guidelines have recently changed we need to make sure that our operation matches up to what is expected.’
- ‘You have to go through so many filters, answer to the critics, match up to the last decent work.’
- ‘No guy I've ever met has matched up to him and I doubt any guy ever will.’
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