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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 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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Household inflation expectations are measured in a national survey.
Social status is a significant predictor of occupational aspirations (Mau & Bikos, 2000; Rojewski & Yang, 1997; Schoon & Parsons, 2002) and expectations (Mello, 2009).
The idea to found Expectation Manager came organically to Brad, who now serves as the president of the organization.
It falls five years short of the minimum retirement age of 55 years in Australia, a time when many men face retirement and related changes in role expectations (Primary Health Care Group, 1996).
These expectations of less pain yielded about as much relief from physical pain as researchers had previously reported for morphine, Coghill says.
Brown and Lent (1996) recommended this type of exercise in order to help clients determine if the discarded occupations were due to faulty self-efficacy or outcome expectation beliefs.
Any expectation concerns or areas of disagreement by the acquisition program office or the operator (if none, so state)
The Supreme Court has made clear that prison inmates do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their prison cells.
The conversation about tenure and promotion and the related expectations happens on most campuses of higher education in the United States.
Often people do not recognize the expectations they carry around for others.
If your assessment of the outsiders' goals expectation differs from his by only one-tenth of a goal - and you have a reason to believe your assessment is better than his - you still won't have an edge for a trade on supremacy or total goals.
When registering for distance learning courses, the students we surveyed did not expect them to be different from other classes they had taken on campus, and they did not change that expectation by the end of the courses.
THE INFLUENCE OF UNAUDITED VALUES ON AUDITOR EXPECTATIONS
The long-run expectation of the output gap is assumed to be zero.
During the same period, long-term inflation expectations rose sharply as well.