One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
At an expected or usual quality.‘I can promise that the tipple will be up to par’
good enough, up to the mark, satisfactory, acceptable, adequate, passable, up to scratch, all rightView synonyms
- ‘The transfer is acceptable but not up to par with what other studios are doing.’
- ‘Downing says that the quality of the food and water abroad isn't always up to par with the United States.’
- ‘This was a television series rather than a feature film and the acting isn't up to par with what you would expect out of one.’
- ‘The technical quality of the disc is up to par with the rest of the volumes.’
- ‘However, if the water quality isn't up to par, it can smell pretty bad.’
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