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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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Over the past several months, two noted measures of long-term inflation expectations have slipped somewhat: the expectations of households from the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (UM Survey) and the expectations estimated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (FRBC) based upon financial market data and professional forecasts.
Investigating occupational/career expectations, which are predictive of occupational attainment (Schoon, 2001; Schoon & Parsons, 2002), as well as addressing educational expectations, which precede educational attainment (Andres, Adamuti-Trache, Yoon, Pidgeon, & Thomsen, 2007; Dubow, Boxer, & Huesmann, 2009; Hill et al.
He realized that business transactions could be successful every time if the parties involved understood expectations and were able to set them to the correct level.
In particular, the authors analyze the influence of long-term inflation expectations on inflation, as well as the anchoring of inflation and expectations.
1998) and can be related to culturally constructed masculinity as well as to homophobia, which can be read as a fear of being different, weak, or not up to the expectations of male peers (Plummer, 1999).
The less frenzied housing market also contributed to a lowering of market expectations in the final quarter, but we still expect to see solid growth in 2006.
What do rising expectations mean for professors, students and employers?
Restructuring only picked up in Japan when deflationary expectations were contained and the banking system recapitalized.
Pain emerges from the interaction between signals coming from an injured body region and cognitive information unique to each individual, such as expectations about what that pain will feel like," says neuroscientist Robert C.
Brainstorm a list of service expectations and standards that you perceive to be high priority in the decision process to send patients your way.
You must first define expectations before you can determine whether or not they are being met.
This theory and its focus on self-efficacy, outcome expectations, barriers, and goals can help with career and academic decision-making.
Law firms deride so-called "expectations-management" programs in place at many long-term care facilities, asserting that the intent of such programs is to lower the families' expectations about the care their loved ones will receive.
Once mutually agreed-to realistic expectations are set, changes that impact those expectations, no matter what their source, must be identified and communicated to leadership.
In 1971, the Supreme Court reiterated this point by holding that "[i]f the conduct and revelations of an agent operating without electronic equipment do not invade the defendant's constitutionally justifiable expectations of privacy, neither does a simultaneous recording of the same conversations made by the agent.