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fare against (someone or something)

To perform or work well in comparison to someone or something else. I wonder how they will fare against the top-seeded team in the division.
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fare thee well

The highest degree; perfection. Wow, you really played that part to a fare thee well—I'm so impressed!
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fare up

To perform or work well in comparison to someone or something else. I wonder if they will fare up to the top-seeded team in the division.
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Lenten fare

1. Literally, food that does not contain meat and may therefore be served during the Christian observance of Lent. Mom is serving our usual Lenten fare of battered cod and boiled potatoes again tonight.
2. By extension, meager meals or rations, especially those that contain no meat. The stranded sailor survived for nearly three months on a Lenten fare of wild vegetables and fish caught with a rudimentary net.
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standard fare

A common occurrence. Smashed instruments are standard fare at a rock concert. Arguments are standard fare for the Smith family at Thanksgiving, believe me.
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to a fare-thee-well

1. To a state or condition of utmost perfection or completion. Her new house is absolutely gorgeous! They've designed it to a fare-thee-well.
2. To the greatest or furthest degree possible. After the economy crashed, the government began whittling down social welfare to a fare-thee-well. The home team trounced their opponents, beating them to a fare-thee-well.

to a fare-thee-well

To the most extreme degree, especially a condition of perfection. For example, We've cleaned the house to a fare-thee-well, or He played the part of martyr to a fare-thee-well. This term first appeared as to a fare-you-well in the late 1800s, and the more archaic-sounding present form replaced it about 1940.

to a fare-thee-well

to perfection; thoroughly. US
This expression is of late 18th-century American origin, and is also found in the form to a fare-you-well .
1911 R. D. Saunders Colonel Todhunter The fight's begun, and we've got to rally around old Bill Strickland to a fare-you-well.

Lenten fare

meagre rations that do not include meat.
Lenten fare is literally food appropriate to Lent , the Christian season of fasting between Ash Wednesday and Easter Saturday in commemoration of Jesus's forty days of fasting in the wilderness.
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fare against

v.
To perform or function at a level comparable with that of something or someone else: I wonder how well the new car models fare against the old ones.
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fare up

v.
To perform or function successfully at a level comparable with or equal to that of something or someone else; fare against: They worked hard to win the competition, but in the end they didn't fare up. My performance didn't fare up to that of the other players.
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'After coming into power in 2018, the PTI-led Punjab government wanted to increase the metro bus service fare to end the subsidy given to the PMA to keep the fare at Rs20 per person,' another senior PMA official said.
"The money generated from fares is reinvested back into Scotland's railway, including PS475 million under Abellio in new and upgraded trains and improved punctuality, so that we can give our customers the service they expect and deserve."
"The LTFRB shall, without the need for public hearings and other special proceedings, increase or rollback the fare whenever such change occurs in fuel price," it further read.
Based on the order, all PUB operators should post a fare matrix, duly issued by the board, inside their unit that would be conspicuously seen by the riding public.
The fare rollback, however, was criticized by Zeny Maranan, president of the transport group, Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (Fejodap), who called it unfair and antipoor.
Delgra said the fare matrix features the plate number, official receipt, signature of the authorized LTFRB official, which is hard to manipulate.
The Associated Labor Union-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said a higher transportation fare should translate to a higher pay for minimum-wage earners.
Many such patients avail the benefit of the Indian Community Welfare Fund under the Indian missions to meet the stretcher fare.
On the flights of Buta Airways national low-cost airline depending on the air ticket fare, passengers will receive:
The fare for an 11-seater natural gas-run microbus inside the capital increased by EGP 1.20 for all passengers--an EGP 0.11 increase per passenger.
He has failed to stand up for working people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and has allowed the train companies to hit passengers with massive fare rises of over 20% since 2010.
Stewart Burnick, 28, of Broadway East, Redcar, fined PS150 with PS124 costs for avoiding rail fare payment.
The current flat fare for an adult single within the Liverpool zone is PS2 and the new fare will mean a 5% increase to PS2.10 across Liverpool, Halton, St Helens Wirral and Lancashire.
Ahead of the proposed railway budget for 2013-14, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had on January 9 announced a fare hike that will take effect from midnight Monday.
DGCA's July fare analysis shows there was an overall drop in fares in the lean travel month compared to those in June but those of IndiGo and Jet Airways were higher than the others.