supposed to do

supposed to do something

expected or intended to do something; obliged or allowed to do something. You're supposed to say "excuse me" when you burp. Mom says you're supposed to come inside for dinner now.
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But, in fact, advertising doesn't always do what it is supposed to do, and, equally important, there is rarely a measurable correlation between the money spent and the results it generates.
I view that as explaining to them what the real issues are and helping them understand auditing, how it works and what it's supposed to do.
Every time I've had a child I have dropped out for a year and a half, and you are not supposed to do that.
But that's the thing - all the Auteurs records have sold `alright' so I suppose they're doing what pop albums are supposed to do.
But what are you supposed to do when all culture is revivalist?
5-point total Saturday, which held off San Fernando (203) and third-place El Camino Real (172), was a result of his wrestlers doing what they were supposed to do.
I got a decent guy at every weight, and they all showed up and did what they were supposed to do,'' said Kelin, whose Eagles got individual wins - and state berths - from Brian Maldonado (132 pounds), Mike Lopez (137), Marvin Lopez (191) and Javier Pompa (217).
So doing one movie, going all around the world and talking about it, getting introspective about it and talking subtextually about it, seemed like kind of what you're supposed to do now.
I wasn't supposed to do that,'' he admitted sheepishly.
We're showing we can do what we're supposed to do to be a championship team.
Never been able to master the concept of springing forward and falling back, or whatever it is we're supposed to do today.
What are these people supposed to do with their empty food and drink containers?