live up to
phrasal to act or be in accordance with <
had no intention of living up to his promise
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  • live up to — {v.} To act according to; come up to; agree with; follow. * /So far as he could, John had always tried to live up to the example he saw in Lincoln./ * /Bob was a man who lived up to his promises./ * /The new house didn t live up to expectations./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • live up to — {v.} To act according to; come up to; agree with; follow. * /So far as he could, John had always tried to live up to the example he saw in Lincoln./ * /Bob was a man who lived up to his promises./ * /The new house didn t live up to expectations./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To be up to — Up Up ([u^]p), adv. [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Up to snuff — Up Up ([u^]p), adv. [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Up to Here — For a definition of the phrase up to here , see the Wiktionary entry up to here. Up to Here Studio album by …   Wikipedia

  • To come up to — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) — Infobox Single Name = When I Grow Up (to Be a Man) Artist = The Beach Boys from Album = The Beach Boys Today! Released = August 24, 1964 Format = Vinyl Recorded = track: August 5, 1964 vocals guitar solo: August 10, 1964 Genre = Pop Length = 2:01 …   Wikipedia

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  • Pull Up to the Bumper — Infobox Single Name = Pull Up to the Bumper Artist = Grace Jones from Album = Nightclubbing Released = 1981 Format = 7 , 12 , cassette single Recorded = 1981 Genre = New Wave/Pop rock Length = 3:41 Label = Island Records 103 337 Writer = Koo Koo… …   Wikipedia

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