not up to snuff

not up to snuff

Not as good as what was expected, required, or demanded; not satisfactory or adequate. Jim, I know you've been going through a tough time since your wife passed, but these reports just aren't up to snuff. I used to eat there all the time, but to be honest, their food hasn't been up to snuff recently.
See also: not, snuff, up
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However, he clearly wanted to let the bishops know once again that ICEL translators are not up to snuff and that the group needs a complete overhaul.
A city code enforcement officer will cite the homeowner if his or her yard is not up to snuff - a determination that Dispenza complained is a ``very subjective thing'' - and give them 18 months to comply.
Despite their different levels of achievement, the two both wondered why they were admitted to CSUN despite the message implied by their remedial placement that they were not up to snuff.