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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Speaking at Personal Group's annual general meeting in Milton Keynes, Chair Mark Winlow said trading is so far meeting expectations.
The company will fund this greater investment by de-prioritizing initiatives that are not meeting expectations and reducing certain non-development and administrative-related costs across the business.
The year before 27.6 percent of all students tested at Monarch Academy scored as meeting expectations on the English test.
The pressure of meeting expectations is a lot on my shoulders.
FINANCE firm S&U said it was "cautiously optimistic" after meeting expectations in its first quarter.
In addition, the company also earned the top overall spot across all vendors for meeting expectations for increasing revenues and for its flexibility and responsiveness.<p>In the category of 'Value', Red Hat also scored in the top seven vendors for meeting expectations for lowering costs, solving the business problem paid to solve and meeting return on investment expectations.
CBM also monitors the success of the instruction a child is receiving; if a child's performance is not meeting expectations, the teacher then changes the way of teaching to try to find the type and amount of instruction the child needs to make sufficient progress toward meeting the academic goals.
* An update on the Uniform CPA Examination included data showing volume is trending up significantly and meeting expectations. The computerized test also delivered impressive ratings, such as a 99.9% success rate (launchings).
We'll plan on letting 10 percent of our professionals go--we'll call it 'Operation Clean Sweep.' We use five appraisal ratings: Outstanding Contributor, Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations, Not Meeting Expectations, and Marginal.
Go-Ahead, which also runs rail franchises Thameslink and Southern, said Thameslink was meeting expectations given the disruption caused by the modernisation of London's St Pancras station for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Each evaluator then rates how successfully the subject has lived the value by Checking one of three ratings: "Needs mentoring" (individual is not meeting expectations); "lives the core value" (he or she is meeting expectations) or "role model" (he or she has clearly and consistently surpassed expectations).
Under a performance management system, the middle of a bell curve is meeting expectations, with occasional flashes of brilliance.
It also attempts to address the demand for greater performance and provide a method of meeting expectations despite time and cost restraints, according to the company.