pass muster
phrasal to gain approval or acceptance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pass muster — {v. phr.}, {informal} To pass a test or check up; be good enough. * /After a practice period, Sam found that he was able to pass muster as a lathe operator./ * /His work was done carefully, so it always passed muster./ Compare: MEASURE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass muster — {v. phr.}, {informal} To pass a test or check up; be good enough. * /After a practice period, Sam found that he was able to pass muster as a lathe operator./ * /His work was done carefully, so it always passed muster./ Compare: MEASURE UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass muster — If something passes muster, it meets the required standard …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pass muster — ► pass muster be accepted as satisfactory. Main Entry: ↑muster …   English terms dictionary

  • pass muster — pass a test or checkup, be good enough I wrote some of the instructions of the computer manual and will send them to my partner to see if they pass muster …   Idioms and examples

  • pass muster — BE GOOD ENOUGH, come up to standard, come up to scratch, measure up, be acceptable/adequate, fill/fit the bill; informal make the grade, come/be up to snuff. → muster * * * phrasal 1. : to pass an inspection or examination : be found satisfactory …   Useful english dictionary

  • pass\ muster — v. phr. informal To pass a test or check up; be good enough. After a practice period, Sam found that he was able to pass muster as a lathe operator. His work was done carefully, so it always passed muster. Compare: measure up …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pass muster —    If something passes muster, it meets the required standard.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone or something passes muster, they are considered to be satisfactory or acceptable.     The interview went well. I hope I ll pass… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pass muster — to be acceptable or satisfactory. The tortillas and tacos we offered for lunch today didn t pass muster with the students. Etymology: based on the military use of the phrase pass muster (= to gather soldiers in a group to show officers they are… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pass muster — as far as Dean s parents are concerned, I ll never pass muster Syn: be good enough, come up to standard, come up to scratch, measure up, be acceptable/adequate, fill/fit the bill; informal make the grade, come/be up to snuff …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pass muster — [usually in negatives or questions] to reach the expected or necessary standard The passports are obviously false: they ll never pass muster at Immigration …   English dictionary

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