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lower the bar

To lower the standards of quality that are expected of or required for something. Soaring rents have really lowered the bar for where people are willing to live these days. During the economic boom, regulators lowered the bar for investment bankers' accountability.
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Researcher George Cotsarelis said: "This lowers the bar for developing a treatment.
lowers the bar for approval of new charter schools by replacing the previous objective standard for approval or disapproval with a more subjective one .
Us rebels think it lowers the bar, not raises the bar, in terms of leadership, visionary thinking, and the time it takes to get anything done.
Martin's), Lederer illustrates even as he denounces: "I have zero tolerance for anything that lowers the bar for what makes world-class writing.
Our software lowers the bar for Telecom Operators, ASPs, Portals, and Corporate enterprises to launch and host WAP services.
lowers the bar, you'll take it personally, start mumbling, and strike like a cornered mama bear.
I know how it's going to look and that it lowers the bar for others,'' Chang said.
SDR lowers the bar for suppliers to become e-enabled by transforming their existing product information into forms acceptable by any eProcurement system.
And from a pricing viewpoint, FacetPhone lowers the bar enabling more companies to benefit from the IP-PBX technology.