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meet (someone's) expectations

To be as good as or have the qualities that someone predicted, expected, or hoped for. We'd heard so many good things about the new restaurant, but the food didn't meet our expectations at all. I'm so excited for the latest movie in the series—I hope it meets my expectations!
See also: expectation, meet

live up to (someone's) expectations

To be as good as or have the qualities that someone predicted, expected, or hoped for. We'd heard so many good things about the new restaurant, but the food didn't live up to our expectations at all. I'm so excited for the latest movie in the series—I hope it lives up to my expectations!
See also: expectation, live, up

come up to (one's) expectations

To be as good as or have the qualities that someone predicted, expected, or hoped for. We'd heard so many good things about the new restaurant, but the food didn't come up to our expectations at all, so we were rather disappointed. I'm so excited for the movie in the series—I hope it comes up to my expectations!
See also: come, expectation, up

meet (one's)/the requirements

To completely fulfil or satisfy the conditions required for something. Unfortunately, you did not meet the requirements we laid out for you, so your application was rejected. We only use ingredients that meet our very strict requirements for quality and renewability.
See also: meet, requirement

fire (one) with (an emotion)

To cause one to feel a particular emotion. Overhearing Tim's nasty comments about me fired me with anger. I was having a rough day until thoughts of our upcoming beach vacation fired me with joy.
See also: fire

come up to someone's expectations

to be as good as someone expected. Sorry, but this product does not come up to my expectations and I want to return it.
See also: come, expectation, up

fire someone with anger

 and fire someone with enthusiasm; fire someone with hope; fire someone with expectations
Fig. [for someone's words] to fill someone with eagerness or the desire to do something. The speech fired the audience with enthusiasm for change. We were fired with anger to protest against the government.
See also: anger, fire
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Expectations for changes in the cost of a college education increased by 0.6 percentage points to 5.9%.
Credit access perceptions and expectations deteriorated slightly in July.
Perhaps because the movements of the stock market engage so many people, from individual investors to managers to professional forecasters, there are multiple sources of data on expectations of aggregate stock market returns.
Because during this overlap period the movements in the qualitative bullishness indicator and the quantitative expectations of returns are highly correlated, the overlap allows us to map the qualitative indicators into quantitative measures of expected return over the entire period since 1996.
We use a model consistent with previous research to examine whether inflation expectations became unanchored after the crisis.
Section I defines the level, volatility, and persistence metrics as well as the data used to construct inflation expectations. Section II discusses the channels through which monetary policy can affect inflation expectations.
We use these responses to first document the presence of racial bias in teachers' expectations, and then study the effects of differences in teacher expectations on students' likelihood of completing college.
Our analysis supports the conventional wisdom that teacher expectations matter.
The pretreatment expectations can vary from one patient to the other due to differences in demographic and psychological variables, population groups and socioeconomic backgrounds.4-6 Earlier work by Smith and McCord4 found gender to be an important predictor of denture satisfaction.
We find that uncertainty has declined since 2014, and this decline can explain part of the drop in inflation expectations since then.
To conclude, we have seen the recent data point to a decline in the SPF and market-based measures of long-term inflation expectations. In the case of the SPF, the declines were limited, although the 10-year inflation expectation was at its lowest value.
Expectations also seem to be being confused with rights.
When survey data are not available, researchers can approximate expectations using econometric-based measures normally built upon the method proposed by McCallum (1976).
Dr McDermott said that, despite their importance for monetary policy, inflation expectations are difficult to measure in practice.
However, inflation expectations are difficult to observe in practice.