meet (someone's) expectations

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meet (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 meet our expectations at all. I'm so excited for the latest movie in the series—I hope it meets my expectations!
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Ensure HPC Bridges Meet Expectations NCBC's recommendation for high performance concrete bridges will provide a solid return on investment for the American public.
Failure to meet Wall Street expectations has led to a number of high-profile firings, including the layoff of Andrew Parker, the former head of Dow Chemical whose company failed to meet expectations for eight consecutive quarters after acquiring rival Union Carbide.
Finding: he chart shows responses to whether the caller felt the manner in which the representative handled the call exceeded, met or failed to meet expectations.
But chairman Christopher Burnett said orders had since come back and the group was on course to meet expectations for the full year.
Key findings included: (1) 63% of employers stated that the employee meets their expectations for knowledge related to job; (2) 27% said the employee exceeded expectations; (3) 1% said the employee did not meet expectations; (4) 81% of employers surveyed said the employee met expectations in application of occupational knowledge; (5) 31% said the employee exceeded expectations; and (6) 1% said the employee did not meet expectations.
There is some reason to question whether the free market model described by Smith can meet expectations for change within the private health care market.