measure up to (someone's) expectations

measure up to (someone's) expectations

To be as successful or impressive as someone else hoped or expected. My mom had a PhD by age 30 and ran a billion-dollar company by age 35. I can't possibly measure up to her expectations! We're letting you go, Sam. I'm afraid you just didn't measure up to our expectations.
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