live up to (someone's) expectations

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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!
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Since beating Leeds Met on the opening day, Northumbria have failed to live up to expectations, suffering back-to-back defeats against Brunel and Mavericks.
People expect a certain sound, perhaps more so from a hand as distinct as Helmet, and new line-ups don't often live up to expectations. Which is why it's pleasantly surprising to hear the new Size Matters rip and rumble and be that good old fashioned pull-your-hair-out melodic hardcore after all this time.
But policies sold in the late 1980s and early 1990s are failing to live up to expectations.
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