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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

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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Likewise, age may also be a predictor of patient expectations since elderly denture wearers have been found to have lesser dissatisfaction from their dentures as compared to the relatively younger edentulous patients.
This article outlines the importance of inflation expectations in the conduct of monetary policy, discusses some useful tools the Bank has developed to assess the policy implications of inflation expectations, highlights recent trends in inflation expectations, and draws out the implications for current monetary policy settings in New Zealand.
Each month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland estimates inflation expectations at various horizons.
A deeper understanding of the relationship between SES and expectations for the future requires investigating the role of parents in the transmission of social class.
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Expectations related to outcomes of college other than degree attainment are examined in chapter 8.
The data suggest that health expectations are consistent with the health determinants identified by the participants.
The era of rising expectations is also a wonderful opportunity for accounting and tax professionals to find out how they can get involved at their local universities and what they can do to help students to understand the importance of liberal learning and how it integrates with professional knowledge and skills.
So they proposed that Japan's deflation could be ended by pegging the yen at a low exchange rate--some went so far as to claim that deflation itself was caused by expectations of yen appreciation.
Pain emerges from the interaction between signals coming from an injured body region and cognitive information unique to each individual, such as expectations about what that pain will feel like," says neuroscientist Robert C.
Brainstorm a list of service expectations and standards that you perceive to be high priority in the decision process to send patients your way.
Those expectations are communicated through job descriptions, which need to remain up to date.
This theory and its focus on self-efficacy, outcome expectations, barriers, and goals can help with career and academic decision-making.
Law firms deride so-called "expectations-management" programs in place at many long-term care facilities, asserting that the intent of such programs is to lower the families' expectations about the care their loved ones will receive.