not up to snuff(redirected from are 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.
not up to scratch and not up to snuff
Fig. not adequate. Sorry, your paper isn't up to scratch. Please do it over again. The performance was not up to snuff.