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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 off

To get along; to fare in some way. Usually used in a comparison between two different situations or environments. I hope he fares off better in this new job than he did in his last one. The judge agreed that the defendant would fare off better in rehab than in prison.
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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.
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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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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

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

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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Gas pressure and permeability that influenced by the gas drainage process are mainly focused at the locations near the gas drainage hole, and they are equal to the initial values at the farer locations.
A telling example illustrates why Farer is correct, and the credible mainstream is mistakenly preventing the country from adapting to the security challenges of post-9/11 period.
Farer's analysis returns us to the macro-level with which Lee opens the book; his concern is once again with states and how TCO's affect both the licit and elicit economies, as well as how TCO's present various threats to national security.
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Writing in the Fall 1983 issue of Foreign Policy, Thomas Farer, former president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, puts forward the "Finland Option" as the "lesser evil" which can respond "directly and inexpensively to the security concerns rightly or wrongly accepted by Reagan and his Democratic critics alike ...
Tom Farer, dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies from 1996 to 2010, is university professor at the University of Denver and a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of International Law and Human Rights Quarterly.
Meanwhile the Yamal LNG plant raises more questions as the LNG market may face risks of oversupply in a farer future after commissioning of new 500bcm capacities worldwide (Australia, Russia, Nigeria, etc.).
In Confronting Global Terrorism and American NeoConservatism: The Framework of A Liberal Grand Strategy (2008), Tom Farer reaches deep into psyche and soul of "a nation's humanistic culture" (79), (1) and examines the "fateful decision" of the Bush Administration after September 11, 2001, "to pursue its ends unconstrained by conventional interpretations of the applicable law" (82).
The avatar becomes the cyber farer's identity just like the nickname on internet chats or social networking sites like Orkut, Myspace or Facebook.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with experts in the industry for a candid and lively discussion on four topics: "(DEP) Regulation by Proclamation" with Neil Yoskin (Sokol, Behot & Fiorenzo) and Robert Crespi (Wolff & Samson); "Condemnation" with John Reilly (Farer Fersko, A Professional Association); "Capital Markets" with Gretchen Wilcox (G.S.
With Michael Madsen, Anne Heche, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Zjelko Ivanek, Gerry Becker, Zach Grenier, Brian Tarantina, Robert Miano, Rocco Sisto, Ronnie Farer and Walt MacPherson.
Oil production decrease of the main Gazprom Neft asset, Noyabrskneftegaz (-7% in 2011) will be compensated by output growth on Orenburg oilfield and Severenergia, and in the farer future backed by Messoykha, Novoport and Prirazlomnoye projects.
(1.) For a brief discussion of the Israeli government's position, see Tom Farer, Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-conservatism; The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp.
Ann Waeger of Farer Fersko, gala committee co-chair, opened the program with a welcome and announced the honorees which ICREW selected from three categories, N.J.