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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Douglas Scott, chief executive of Scottish Craft Butchers, said: "Our winner looked amazing when we saw it presented in cake cases and it lived up to expectations when we tasted it - simply delicious."
The team took home $200,000, but has not lived up to expectations with disappointing results in China and the Heroes Rising event, (http://www.thescoreesports.com/hots/news/6468) theScore eSports reported.
A Mercury Prize nod for their debut The Optimist duly followed but they never lived up to expectations. Sophomore set Ether Song was a rare wonder but follow-ups JackInABox and Dark On Fire paled by comparison.