not up to snuff

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not up to snuff

Not as good as what was expected, required, or demanded; not satisfactory or adequate. Jim, I know you've been going through a tough time since your wife passed, but these reports just aren't up to snuff. I used to eat there all the time, but to be honest, their food hasn't been up to snuff recently.
See also: not, snuff, up
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Some brokerage competitors maintain that as investment managers, banks aren't up to snuff.
It's not that Michael Winters and Julia Fletcher - the actors who play a pair of long-winded intellectuals - aren't up to snuff.
That means that more than eight out of 10 schools still aren't up to snuff.