up to speed(redirected from bring someone up to speed on someone or something)
up to speed
1. Moving at the desired or anticipated pace. Your department just isn't moving up to speed—I mean, this project was supposed be done weeks ago.
2. Well-informed about something, especially with the latest details. Bring the new guy up to speed on this case, will you?
*up to speed
1. Fig. moving, operating, or funtioning a normal or desired rate. (*Typically: be ~; bring something ~; get ~; get something ~.) Terri did everything she could to bring her workers up to speed, but couldn't. Can we get this production line up to speed?
2. and *up to speed on someone or something Fig. fully apprised about someone or something; up-to-date on the state of someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; bring someone ~; get ~; get someone ~.) Please bring me up to speed on this matter. I'll feel better about it when I get up to speed on what's going on.
up to speed
1. If you are up to speed, you have all the latest information about something. Once I'm up to speed with the latest issues, I'll get to work on the report. We try to keep people entertained and up to speed with what's going on in town. Note: You can say that you bring someone up to speed, meaning that you give them all the latest information about something. I guess I should bring you up to speed on what's been happening since I came to see you yesterday. Note: You can also say that you get up to speed, meaning that you reach the point where you have all the latest information about something. The president has been getting up to speed on foreign policy.
2. If something is up to speed, it is at its highest level of efficiency. Several issues need to be resolved before the city's online services are up to speed. Note: You can say that you bring something up to speed, meaning that you cause it to be working at its highest level of efficiency. The fear is that the system will not be cheap to bring up to speed. Note: You can also say that something gets or comes up to speed, meaning that it reaches its highest level of efficiency. It is time the scheme got up to speed. Protected industries would have time to come up to speed before being exposed to market forces.
up to speed1 operating at full speed. 2 (of a person or company) performing at an anticipated rate or level. 3 (of a person) fully informed or up to date. informal
2 1998 Times Magazine Penati advises on menus and drops in occasionally to check that everything is up to speed.
3 1998 New Scientist It's well known to anyone who is up to speed with e-mail.
up to ˈspeed (on something)
1 (of a person, company, etc.) performing at an expected rate or level: the cost of bringing the chosen schools up to speed
2 (of a person) having the most recent and accurate information or knowledge: I’ll bring you up to speed on the latest developments.
up to speed
a. Operating at maximum speed.
b. Producing something or performing at an acceptable rate or level.
2. Informal Fully informed; conversant: I'm not up to speed on these issues yet.
up to speed
Attaining an adequate level of performance. This term, from the first half of the 1900s, originally referred to automobile racing and meant achieving full speed at the beginning of a race or after a fueling stop. In time its meaning was extended to other activities, as in “He’s just a beginner at writing programs, but he’ll soon be up to speed.”