not up to snuff

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not up to snuff

Not as good as what was expected, required, or demanded; not satisfactory or adequate. Jim, I know you've been going through a tough time since your wife passed, but these reports just aren't up to snuff. I used to eat there all the time, but to be honest, their food hasn't been up to snuff recently.
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not up to scratch and not up to snuff

Fig. not adequate. Sorry, your paper isn't up to scratch. Please do it over again. The performance was not up to snuff.
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Intrigued, I found the "Pet Peeves" page and read, "Cruise passengers are usually able to change or remove crew gratuities from their bill if the service isn't up to snuff, but NCL has made its $10-per-person-per-day service fee non-negotiable.
Lots of perfectly good holsters get labeled dog poo simply because the belt isn't up to snuff.