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lower the bar

To lower the standards of quality that are expected of or required for something. Soaring rents have really lowered the bar for where people are willing to live these days. During the economic boom, regulators lowered the bar for investment bankers' accountability.
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They are obviously struggling and are lowering the bar for staff every week.
Playir's belief is that by lowering the bar of creation and providing the ability to monetize what you make, you'll have both the motivation to create and the ability to make your dream a reality.
Additionally, Jumpstart IoT technologies vault operators into a leading position in managed data services for the IoT, lowering the bar for application developers and enabling IoT data monetizing.
Some retailers are lowering the bar even further -- a Dh2,500 jewellery set anyone?
It is a lie that the legal modifications lowering the bar for VAT registration from 2 to one million denars will be negative for the micro and small businesses, said Goran Trajkovski, Director of the Public Revenue Office (UJP).
Skoda's Greenline brand defines their drive to reduce carbon dioxide and increase economy by lowering the bar with emissions below the magic 100g/km.
Skoda's Greenline brand, as opposed to blue this or blue that, defines their drive to reduce carbon dioxide and increase economy by lowering the bar with emissions below the magic 100g/km.
The report warns that CCSSI's college and career-readiness standards are set "far below the admission requirements of almost all state colleges and universities in this country," and could result in states such as Massachusetts, Indiana and California, which currently are national models for excellence, lowering the bar of expectations.
AMD expanded its Opteron server processor lineup, lowering the bar on power drawn while raising the performance of chips.
MAF is setting a disturbing precedent by lowering the bar for imported pork.
After reading the publication, I found out the cable should be completely out of tension while lowering the bar.
This is as good a time as any to communicate, in no uncertain terms, that we will accept nothing less from ourselves and one another than an honest, dogged pursuit of excellence--even if everyone around us is lowering the bar and doing just enough is the order of the day.
Low-cost carriers make up 20 percent of the entire airline market in the United States and Europe, and are expanding quickly in China and Southeast Asia, with deregulation lowering the bar for new players trying to enter the airline industry.
The pilots contend that this will place Comair pilots near the bottom of the industry, lowering the bar for future negotiations with other carriers within the Delta family.
Lowering the bar would've delivered a nice little windfall to right-wing racists last May.