bring (something) up to code

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bring (something) up to code

To alter or improve a building so that it meets building codes or regulations. Primarily heard in US. The landlord needs to bring this ancient apartment building up to code before it just crumbles to the ground.
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bring something up to code

renovate an old building or update its features in line with the latest building regulations. North American
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