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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

live up to (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 live up to our expectations at all. I'm so excited for the latest movie in the series—I hope it lives up to my expectations!
See also: expectation, live, up

come up to (one'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 come up to our expectations at all, so we were rather disappointed. I'm so excited for the movie in the series—I hope it comes up to my expectations!
See also: come, expectation, up

come up to someone's expectations

to be as good as someone expected. Sorry, but this product does not come up to my expectations and I want to return it.
See also: come, expectation, up

fire someone with anger

 and fire someone with enthusiasm; fire someone with hope; fire someone with expectations
Fig. [for someone's words] to fill someone with eagerness or the desire to do something. The speech fired the audience with enthusiasm for change. We were fired with anger to protest against the government.
See also: anger, fire
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Overall, our finding that learning the material is the most often mentioned expectation should be heartening to educators.
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In contrast, expectations of harsher heat pulses than were actually delivered didn't magnify volunteers' self-reported pain.
This theory and its focus on self-efficacy, outcome expectations, barriers, and goals can help with career and academic decision-making.
The output of the review will be an Expectation Management Agreement that documents those agreements relating to cost, schedule, performance, and funding that are not reflected in other program documentation such as the APB.
In addition to the Hudson and Lanza decisions--which dictate that Moody had no reasonable expectation of privacy in his cell--court authorization for this wiretap had been secured.
Also, the information learned about the tenure and promotion process should help form guiding questions which may include: Are our tenure and promotion expectations criteria sufficiently clear?
However, inflation expectations are difficult to observe in practice.
In particular, the authors analyze the influence of long-term inflation expectations on inflation, as well as the anchoring of inflation and expectations.
This innovative approach, the psychological contract theory, shows promise as a conceptual framework for future study of student expectations and higher education.
Achieving greater expectations will also require "creating a society where learning is prized and everyone has access to an excellent education" (Greater Expectations, p.
Contrary to some expectations (including my own), ongoing deflation was not only slow to start, but it was hard to stop, and it did not gain momentum.