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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.
If all those swimmers meet expectations, ECR should have enough to hold off Palisades.
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.
Accordingly, there can be no assurance that actual results will meet expectations and actual results may vary (perhaps materially) from certain of the results anticipated herein.
But while analysts credit Boeing for opening the mysteries of aerospace accounting to more public scrutiny - including today's Internet audio broadcast as a symbolic advance - what really counts is whether the third-quarter results meet expectations, they say.
The corporation failed to make its city loan payments on time in the early 1980s because sales of industrial park lots did not meet expectations.
which runs a network of sports-related Web sites, said Wednesday its third-quarter revenue won't meet expectations.
Should 9-06 production fail to meet expectations it may be determined to be best completed as a water injection well that will reduce current operating costs for trucking, salt water disposal and trucking costs.
Earthlink shares have risen 41 percent since mid-July as investors overcame disappointment over earnings that did not meet expectations.