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bring up to
1. To mention something to someone. Don't bring up work to Jeanne unless you want to hear her complain for three hours. I accidentally brought up Pam's surprise party to a few people who hadn't been invited.
2. To improve something or someone enough to meet a certain requirement or expectation. What can I do to bring my grade up to an A? You need to bring your interns up to the standard we expect at this company.
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bring someone or something up to something
to raise someone or something to a particular standard, level, expectation, etc. What do I have to do to bring Billy up to grade level? The lab was brought up to standards quickly.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.