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muster out of something

to be discharged from military service. He mustered out of the service before his time was up. I want to know how I can muster out too.
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muster something up

to call up some quality, such as courage. Do you think you can muster enough courage up to do the job? Can you muster up enough strength to do the job?
See also: muster, up

pass muster

Fig. to measure up to the required standards. I tried, but my efforts didn't pass muster. If you don't wear a jacket and tie, you won't pass muster at that fancy restaurant. They won't let you in.
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pass muster

to be acceptable or satisfactory The tortillas and tacos we offered for lunch today didn't pass muster with the students.
Etymology: based on the military use of the phrase pass muster (to gather soldiers in a group to show officers they are acceptably dressed and equipped)
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pass muster

to be of an acceptable standard for a particular purpose Well, how did I do in the test? Do I pass muster?
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muster in

Enlist in military service. For example, They were mustered in at Fort Dix. The antonym is muster out, meaning "to leave or be discharged from military service," as in He was mustered out and given a dishonorable discharge. [First half of 1800s]
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pass muster

Meet a required standard, as in That yard cleanup won't pass muster with Mom. This expression originally meant "to undergo a military review without censure," muster referring to an assembling of troops for inspection or a similar purpose. [Late 1500s]
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muster in

v.
1. To enlist someone in military service. Used chiefly in the passive: Once the men were mustered in, they got their heads shaved.
2. To enlist in military service: In the US, you can't officially muster in until you're 18 years old.
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muster out

v.
1. To discharge someone from military service. Used chiefly in the passive: The last of the soldiers who fought in that battle were mustered out last week.
2. To be discharged from military service: I mustered out last month, and I'm proud that I had the chance to serve my country.
See also: muster, out

muster up

v.
To gather up some force of will to do something: I couldn't muster up the courage to tell them about my terrible mistake. Although the team lost, they mustered some good cheer up and went to the party.
See also: muster, up

pass muster

To be judged as acceptable.
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pass muster

To pass an examination or inspection; measure up to a given standard.
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However, tags can also be used for rapid electronic mustering, access control and security purposes.
S3 ID is an international company providing world-class, cutting-edge "location awareness" solutions and is the manufacturer of the acclaimed S3 range of products spanning everything from personnel and asset tracking, personnel on board or on site (POB/POS), mustering, access control, safety and security to travel logistics management, shift rotation planning and bed management.
There is no need for separate tags; the same tag as used for location awareness and mustering can be used for access control.
An example of this is the system we recently provided for location awareness; access control and mustering on board an FPSO for BP Angola.
The all-inclusive tariff at Bullo River includes gorge cruises to fish or spot crocodiles and between May and October - with prior booking - you can watch or help with mustering or bull catching, during which the males are nudged off their feet by 4x4 vehicles.
SMI's mobile mustering application enables organizations to use the DSVII-SC to easily compare a list of employees who entered the office using an access credential during the day with a list of employees who have left the building and assembled to be registered as evacuated in an emergency scenario.
A ship's captain and safety team will now, in real time, be able to monitor the status of any emergency mustering operation as well as any onboard search.
Mustering progress can be monitored and controlled in real time for onshore, offshore or platform to platform situations.
ROYAL ROUND-UP:Prince Harry rides his horse Guardsman with the team mustering bulls.
7 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship has chosen SISCO's (Security Identification Systems Corporation) A-PASS[R] Mobile(TM) Electronic Mustering System for the ship's passengers and crew.
With the JetHawks (25-50 overall) barely mustering any semblance of an offensive attack against Visalia starter Juan Pena (4-3), the five runs the Oaks tacked on in the fifth were immaterial.
11 /PRNewswire/ -- Michel Camdessus, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said to counter the widespread worries stemming from the difficulties in completing the Uruguay Round of trade talks, the solution "depends now entirely on mustering the political will to bring (the round) to a conclusion in a way that produces meaningful liberalization of trade in goods and services, and a reasonable and transparent set of rules.