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meet (someone's) expectations

To be as good as or have the qualities that someone predicted, expected, or hoped for. We'd heard so many good things about the new restaurant, but the food didn't meet our expectations at all. I'm so excited for the latest movie in the series—I hope it meets my expectations!
See also: expectation, meet

well met

archaic A complimentary greeting or salutation. Well met, lieutenant! It is a fine morning that sees us off to war!
See also: met, well

meet (one's) maker

To die. Please stop speeding, I don't want to meet my maker today!
See also: maker, meet

meet head-on

To confront or otherwise handle something directly. I'm nervous about having to make a presentation to the entire board, but it is a challenge I will meet head-on.
See also: meet

meet the eye

To be visible or noticeable. Perhaps most commonly used in the saying "more than meets the eye." A: "Did I put up too many decorations?" B: "Well, they were the first thing to meet the eye!"
See also: eye, meet

meet a sticky end

To experience an unpleasant death, usually as a result of one's own actions. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. You will meet a sticky end if you don't change your reckless ways. The serial purse snatcher met a sticky end when he encountered a little old lady trained in karate.
See also: end, meet, sticky


Fig. friendly to everyone; falsely friendly to everyone. (Usually said of males.) Yes, he's friendly, sort of hale-fellow-well-met. He's not a very sincere person. Hail-fellow-well-met—you know the type. What a pain he is. Good old Mr. Hail-fellow-well-met. What a phony!

Have you met (someone?)

a question asked when introducing someone to someone else. (The question need not be answered. The someone is usually a person's name.) Tom: Hello, Mary. Have you met Fred? Mary: Hello, Fred. Glad to meet you. Fred: Glad to meet you, Mary. Tom: Hey, Mary! Good to see you. Have you met Fred? Mary: No, I don't believe I have. Hello, Fred. Glad to meet you. Fred: Hello, Mary.
See also: have, met

Haven't I seen you somewhere before?

 and Haven't we met before?
a polite or coy way of trying to introduce yourself to someone. Bob: Hi. Haven't I seen you somewhere before? Mary: I hardly think so. Bill (moving toward Jane): Haven't we met before? Jane (moving away from Bill): No way!
See also: seen, somewhere

I believe we've met.

a phrase suggesting that one has already met a person to whom one is being introduced. John: Alice, have you met Fred? Alice: Oh, yes, I believe we've met. How are you, Fred? Fred: Hello, Alice. Good to see you again. Alice: Tom, this is my cousin, Mary. Tom: I believe we've met. Nice to see you again, Mary. Mary: Hello, Tom. Good to see you again.
See also: believe, met


a man who is hail-fellow-well-met is very friendly and pleasant, often in a way that you do not trust He was a hail-fellow-well-met sort of a man who'd greet you with a big slap on the back.


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The author describes the history and structure of METS, and discusses how METS can be used for federated searching, with administrative metadata, and to archive eJournals (Wagner, 2011).
To deal with this, the British Library created five different linked METS documents: one each for journals, issues, articles, manifestations (all files needed for one rendition of an article) and submissions.
MODS is not used in the manifestation and submission METS documents since it is not necessary to describe them.
The British Library has decided to redundantly store information in METS and PREMIS since the METS portion of the document may be accessed separately from the PREMIS portion.
The educational community can make use of documents from research libraries which are encoded using METS.
There are a number of similarities between METS and IMS-CP.
Yee & Beaubien (2004) create a crosswalk using a XSLT engine to transform a METS document into an IMS-CP document.
METS is a useful tool for the transmission of digital objects and their metadata.
Part of the reason MoA II was replaced with METS was because it had specifications for administrative and descriptive metadata.
Using OAI-PMH and METS for exporting metadata and digital objects between repositories.
METS extenders: External schemas for use with METS.